Name: Fallow Deer
Scientific Name: Dama dama dama
Male: Summer coat is reddish-brown with white spots. Palm shaped (palmate) antlers. Long, black, white-fringed tail & white, black-bordered rump.
Female : Smaller than male, no antlers but same coat colour. In winter, the coat has no spots & is dark grey. In some regions there are deer which are pale brown with spots (menil) as well as both black & white varieties.
The deer has a remarkable adaptability and can make itself at home in a wide variety of habitats from woodland to mountain ranges.
Native to the Mediterranean region & parts of the Middle East. Introduced widely in Europe, and to parts of North & South America, southern Africa & Australasia.
Height:- 70 – 95 / Weight:- 40 – 100kg / Antlers:- 60 – 95cm
10 to 12 years.