Animals of the world, Fallow deer

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  • Fallow deer, (Dama dama), medium-sized deer of the family Cervidae
  • The Common Fallow deer have been introduced in many areas ever since the Neolithic Period, and it now occurs wild in Europe and elsewhere and in captivity on deer farms around the world.
  • Adult bucks are 85–95 cm (33–37 in) in shoulder height, and typically 60–100 kg (130–220 lb) in weight
  • They are most commonly tan with white spots (which turn grey in winter) along the flanks, and a white rump area surrounded by a black horseshoe shape.
  • The males have characteristic large, palmate antlers, which are shed between April and June.
  • Agile and fast in case of danger, fallow deer can run at a maximum speed of 30 mph (48 km/h) over short distances
  • Fallow deer are social animals and usually live in herds of up to 50, although the groups are generally unisex.
  • They eat mainly grasses, rushes and leaves from trees. Also acorns, berries, and beech mast in the autumn and heather, holly and bark of felled conifers in winter.
  • They can often be seen eating in the early morning and then again as the sun goes down.
  • Their lifespan is around 12–16 years.

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