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Fallow deer

Fallow deer - The Meadow - Parc Oméga

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During your trip you will certainly run into this small deer specie. We easily recognize this species because it always keeps its spotted coat but sometimes brown or black. Their antlers are flat instead of pointy.

This species is native from the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa but has been established since ancient times throughout the Mediterranean. The classic habitat of the fallow deer is the open hardwood forest. The males are solitary and do not mix with females before the mating season, which occurs in October-November. The gestation period last 8 months. The antlers reach their developmental peak in September and fall in May.

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