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European Fallow Deer

fallow3Fallow deer are found in Europe and come in three colors- dark brown, white and spotted. Just because a female fallow deer is one color does not mean her offspring will be the same color as her. In fact, she could give birth to any of the three color phases.

Male fallow deer have a palmed antler much like that of a moose. If the antler is nine inches across, it is considered to be a good sized antler. These antlers will fall off each year and regrow again in the spring.

Fallow deer live in herds of around 70 members and prefer to live in wooded areas. They eat grass, leaves, nuts, berries, corn and bark.