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Fallow Deer (cervo-dama)

30 Aug

Scientific name: Dama dama

Richmond Park (London).

Cervos – Richmond Park (Londres)

The Fallow Deer (Dama dama) is a ruminant mammal belonging to the family Cervidae.

The male is a buck, the female is a doe, and the young a fawn. Bucks are 140-160 cm long and 90-100 cm shoulder height, and 60-85 kg in weight; does are 130-150 cm long and 75-85 cm shoulder height, and 30-50 kg in weight. Fawns are born in spring at about 30 cm and weigh around 4.5 kg. The life span is around 12-16 years. All of the Fallow deer have white spots on their backs, and black tips at the ends of their tails.

É um cervídeo de porte médio. O Cervo-Dama consegue se adaptar a uma grande variedade de habitat, porém a floresta é o seu lugar predileto. O tamanho da área em que vive depende das disponibilidades dos recursos alimentares. Nas regiões, onde existe pouco alimento, ele vive em grandes áreas, já em regiões ricas em alimentos, pode viver em pequenas áreas.

 
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Posted by on 30 de August de 2010 in Dama dama, Fallow Deer (cervo-dama), Mammals, Richmond Park

 

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