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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Cervidae
Genus:Capreolus
Genus species:Capreolus capreolus

Animal Characteristics

Height:64-89 cm
Weight:17-23 kg
Identification:The summer coat of the roe deer is red with a gray face. The chin is white, and there is a black band from the mouth to the nostrils. The winter coat is fawn-colored with a white rump patch and throat. This deer has little to no tail.
Habitat:Woodlands
Diet:Herbivore: shrubs and broadleaf trees
Reproduction:The rut occurs in July and August. The males defend territories. Implantation of the fertilized egg is delayed until December. The 1-2 young aren't born until the following April, May, or June.
Roe deer are usually solitary, although they may form small groups during the winter.
Behavior:Roe deer are a nocturnal species.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:This is the smallest species of deer found natively in Europe.

Other Information

Geographic:Europe
Southern Asia
Date:1974-07 Subjects:Roe deer
even-toed ungulate
Capreolus
Deer
Cervidae
Ruminants
Artiodactyla
Ungulates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata