Fallow deer

Dama dama

Antlers: branched and shovel-like

Fur: mostly russetly, in summer with white spots on the back and flanks, in winter grayish brown without spots; white trunk spot, black edged; Belly knows; Coloring is very variable. Young animals spotted.


Fallow deer are different from the other real deer. Their antlers which only are carried by males consists of two bars have a middle rung and a more or less distinctive widening, the so-called shovel. The reddish brown smooth summer fur changes, as a rule with white spots, into a grayish brown rough winter coat in fall.

Today, the fallow deer is often keeped in Parks in Europe. This species of deer is very adaptable. Since the fallow deer is reared by man for centuries, he appears in various color blows. Fallow deer become in Parks very confidential but is in the liberty of the forest very shyly.

The Damwild likes to nibble at trees. It, however, doesn’t cause such big damage as the red deer.



Europe, Anatolia, Iran


Woods and edge of the forest, bush


Grass, herbs, buds, leaves, drives


up to 90 kg heavy; Antlers to 2 kg


Head trunk length to 140 cm, shoulder height to 100 cm

Erreichbares Alter:

until 30 years

Tierpaten Ehrentafel

  • Catholic Men’s Movement of Diocese Sankt Pölten
  • ESA Elektro Automation GmbH, Viehdorf
  • ‘Messi’
    Karlsberger Clemens, Steyr-Gleink



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