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EUROPEAN FALLOW DEER (Dama dama dama)

Euro deerThis is a medium sized member of the deer family. The male has strongly palmated antlers (as in the moose) that have a prominent brow tine. Since they have been bred by man in European game parks for more than 1,000 years, there are several color phases that have resulted from selective breeding. The color of the wild deer is a strong reddish-mahogany with white spots. Besides that color, there are animals that are black, white, reddish and porcelain (a pale reddish with white spots).

Unlike other members of the deer family, they have very good eyesight and are able to see motionless objects. Generally, Fallow deer live in large herds, which consist of does and their fawns. The adult males live in groups of their own.