European Roe Deer – Карельский зоопарк

European Roe Deer

Class: Mammals

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Cervidae

Weight: 30 to 100 kg

Height: 75-95 cm

Body length: 130-160 cm

Coloration: Brown fur with white spots, white tail

Age of sexual maturity: 2-3 years

Gestation period: 32 weeks

Lifespan: Approximately 10-15 years

Habitat range: The natural habitat of the roe deer covers European countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, northwestern Africa, Egypt, Asia Minor, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq.

Diet: Grass and leaves from trees

Did you know?

  • Roe deer are considered symbols of grace, swiftness, and elegance.
  • Roe deer are herbivores. Their diet consists of leaves, grass, flowers, bark, tree twigs, and other available vegetation.
  • Despite being wild animals by nature, they are not aggressive.
  • Roe deer can easily leap over obstacles up to 2 meters high.