White FALLOW DEER (does) - (Dama dama)
The Fallow Deer is a Eurasian deer that was a native to most of Europe during the last Interglacial. The species has great variations in the colour of their coats, with four main variants, “common”(lighter brown), “menil”(medium brown), “melanistic” (very dark) and “white.” White is a genuine colour variety, not albinistic.
In the Holocene, the distribution was restricted to the Middle East and possibly also parts of the Mediterranean region, only bucks have antlers, which are broad and shovel-shaped. They are grazing animals; their preferred habitat is mixed woodland and open grassland. During the rut bucks will spread out and females move between them, at this time of year fallow deer are relatively ungrouped compared to the rest of the year when they try to stay together in groups of up to 150.
Fallow Deer were an important source of meat in the Palaeolithic Kebaran-culture (17000-10000 BC), as is shown by animal bones from sites in northern Israel, but the numbers decreased in the following epi-Palaeolithic Natufian culture (10000-8500 BC), perhaps because of increased aridity and the decrease of wooded areas.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallow_Deer
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