Fallow Deer come in a variety of colors such as black, white, spotted and chocolate brown. Fallow Deer have been bred so long in captivity that they are almost a domesticated species. Mature Fallow Deer bucks have a beautiful palmated set of antlers, which has a webbed surface similar to the moose and may measure 4 to 10 inches in width. During the fall rutting season, the bucks utter a deep burping grunt, which can be heard for a considerable distance and is a challenge of other bucks.
During the breeding season, the Fallow Deer buck eats very little, living off the stored fat in his body. Fallow deer have very acute senses of sight, smell and hearing.
The Natural Bridge Zoo has raised Fallow deer for over 32 years and supplied hundreds to other zoological parks.
Other Fallow Deer facts
Habitat: Europe, Asia Minor, Iran: Introduced in Australia & New Zealand.
Herbivorous – bark, berries, foliage, fungi, grass, herbs, and nuts.
Male deer start to develop antlers at 2 years of age,