The fallow deer (Dama Dama) is a ruminant (hooved animal that digests its food in two steps) mammal belonging to the family Cervidae. It has a brown coat with white mottles that are most pronounced in summer. Bucks are about 34” in height and 110 lbs in weight. Fawns are born at about 12” and weigh around 10 lbs.
The lifespan of a fallow deer is around 12 years. Only bucks have antlers, that are broad and webbed. They are grazing animals whose preferred habitat is mixed woodland and open grassland. During their fall rut, bucks will spread out and females move between them. At this time of the year, fallow deer are relatively ungrouped compared to the rest of the year when they try to stay together in large groups.