Fallow Deer

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Scientific Name
Cervus dama


15 years

35 inches tall

Average Weight
82-225 lbs

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Name of Young

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We Are:Common

Did you know?

  • Fallow deer have spotted coats even as adults. The spots of some Fallow Deer fade in the winter and darken in the summer. This may be for more effective camouflage
  • Only males grow antlers. They are covered in a substance called “velvet” which protects the veins that supply blood to the antlers. They drop their antlers in the spring and grow a new pair in the summer, and may reach 3 feet long. Antlers get larger each year until the male is sexually mature.
  • Fallow deer can have numerous colorations. They may be brown, red, cream colored, and even white.

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