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Fallow Deer

Fallow Deer

Fallow Deer

About

The fallow deer is a ruminant mammal belonging to the family Cervidae. This common species is native to western Eurasia, but has been introduced to South Africa, Fernando Pó, São Tomé, Madagascar…

Fun Facts
  • At 2 years of age, male deer start to develop antlers.
  • Fallow deer do much of their feeding in open, grassy areas but require tree cover and undergrowth for shelter and winter food.
  • The call of the Fallow deer is called “groaning,” and it sounds a lot like burping!
Conservation

Lowest risk; does not qualify for a higher risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.