Fallow Deer | Welsh Mountain Zoo

Fallow Deer

Dama dama

  • Not Evaluated
  • Data Deficient
  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Fallow Deer were introduced to Britain from Europe during the Roman period and have since thrived. This Deer species is of a medium size with a spotty coat and can often be found in woodland and open areas in small groups.

Native Range →

Europe (introduced) and Turkey (native)

Natural Habitat  →

Shrubland, forest and grassland

Diet  →

Grass, leaves, shrubs and herbs

Life Expectancy  →

Up to 16 years in the wild. 20 years in zoos

Breeding  →

1 fawn (sometimes twins) from a 8 month gestation period

Group Name  →


Active Hours  →

During the day

Threats  →

Loss of habitat, hunting

Fun fact

Most of our Fallow Deer fawns are born in June. So if visiting then, you may just catch a glimpse of this very elusive animal

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