FALLOW DEER FACTS
The Fallow Deer is reddish brown with white spots on the body. The underparts are whitish. The rump is whitish bordered with black. The tail is black above and white below. The male has antlers with multiple points that are flattened and webbed in older animals. (The only other spotted deer in Australia is the Chital, but they cannot be confused in the wild as their ranges do not overlap. The Fallow Deer does not have a spotted neck like the Chital, and the antlers are quite different.)
Length: 1.4m - 1.7m. Tail length: 20cm - 24cm. Weight 35kg - 90kg
fringes of cleared land and plantations
grasses, herbaceous plants
usually a single fawn is born after a gestation period of about 8-9 months
the Fallow Deer is native to southern Europe, Asia Minor, along the Mediterranean. In Australia scattered populations are found in south east Queensland, northern New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.
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