It is thought that the Fallow Deer was introduced into Britain by the Normans in the 11th century. Unlike the Red Deer, they have white spots across their body, however in some individuals and during the winter season this can become less distinguished.


They are found across Europe in wooded areas and nature parks.


Like most deer, the Fallow Deer are herbivorous, feeding on plant matter.

Predators & Threats

Humans, wolves and bears pose the main threat towards this species.


  • Males start developing antlers around the age of 2.
  • Fallow deer change colour from the winter to summer.
Common Name(s)Scientific Name
Fallow DeerDama dama
 1.4 – 1.6 m
 12-16 years

Best Time to Look

All year round

Where to find Fallow Deer