Roe deer

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ROE DEER

Capreolus capreolus

The roe deer is the smallest deer in the Iberian peninsula. It has black eyes, a black nose and large ears. It is known as “the elf of the forest” because its hindquarters are larger than its forequarters, and this causes it to run with a jumping motion. Its natural environment is the Mediterranean forests, where it feeds on shoots and grasses. It is a solitary animal, and it is rare to see more than three in a group.

Adult weight:  20 to 30 Kg.
Height: 75 cm.
Longevity: 8 to 14 years
Habitat: Forests
Diet: Herbivorous
Habits: Diurnal
Gestation: 40 weeks
Reproduction: Viviparous
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Fauna of Lacuniacha

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