Fallow Deer

The Fallow Deer (Dama dama) is an ungulate (hoofed) mammal in the Cervidae family of deer. Fallow means pale brown.

The Fallow Deer is a medium-sized deer. It can have fur that varies in colour from creamy-white to light brown to dark-brown, and chestnut, with or without white spots. Only males have antlers.

Fallow Deer

Fallow Deer

It grows to about 95 centimetres (37 inches) tall.

It can run at about 48 kilometres per hour (30 miles per hour) for short distances. It can jump quite high, at 1.75 metres (almost 6 feet).

It lives in herds of about 150 individuals.

The male fallow deer is called a buck, the female is called a doe, and the young is called a fawn.

Its lifespan is around 12–16 years.

Fallow Deer

Fallow Deer

Fallow Deer

Fallow Deer

Location of photographs: Canberra Zoo, Australia, and Tashkent Zoo, Uzbekistan.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

 

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