Fallow Deer

Dama dama

The fallow deer is smaller than the red deer at less than a metre to the shoulder, with tan/brown fur and white spots on the flank. The males have branched antlers, which are grown new each year ready for the autumn mating season. The antlers have a broad flat area like the palm of a hand and the number of branches on the antler increases with age. Fallow deer were introduced to this country by the Normans in the 10th Century, and now live wild in woodland in the UK. They browse on grass, leaves and berries. The deer are often out in the open, but on very hot or very cold days look for them in amongst the trees where they shelter.

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