Fallow Deer

The fallow deer (Dama dama) is a ruminant mammal belonging to the family Cervidae, subfamily Cervinae. This common species is native to western Eurasia, but has been introduced widely elsewhere. It's small than the stag, and can vary in color from reddish-brown with white spots in summer and grayish brown in winter, to black brown or very light variations. It prefers to graze in open pastures. It's a popular park deer, and can be found in deer parks and preserves. The following pictures are taken at Lahore Zoo.


Fallow Deer (Dama dama)
Fallow Deer-Dama dama
Fallow Deer-Dama dama


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting that in this species, it appears the adult has the spots.

teca said...

Beautiful, beautiful!!! So cute...

Hugs.

Garima said...

Lovely Creatures... :)

Birdy said...

Thank you all for your regular feedback and appreciation.

Kiran palwasha said...

Beautiful deer. I also captured them at Lahore zoo. Thanks for sharing zoological information about the species.

Birdy said...

@Kiran Palwasha, Did you share those pictures on your blog? Would love to see them.

Kiran palwasha said...

Yea, here is the link.

http://www.kiranpalwasha.blogspot.com/2010/12/on-to-zoo.html