Fallow Deer

Fallow Deer

FALLOW DEER

Dama dama

The Fallow Deer is a widespread species of deer in Britain.  Originally from the Middle East, they were spread across Europe by the Romans and introduced to the UK by the Normans in the 11th Century.

Females are known as Does, males as Bucks and young as Fawns.  Only bucks have antlers.

They are herbivores and are found in mixed woodland and open grassland.

Lifespan – 12-16 years

IUCN Conservation Status – Least Concern

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