Persian Fallow Deer Male
Persian Fallow Deer Male

Persian Fallow Deer

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The Persian fallow deer is a majestic deer species that is now endangered.

A group of Persian fallow deer

A group of Persian fallow deer (Dama dama mesopotamica) in the Szeged Zoo.

Some zoos are trying to save the species, the Szeged Zoo where these photos were taken has such a program.

Persian Fallow Deer Male

As animal taxonomy is not an exact science — to put it mildly — there is some disagreement if the Persian fallow deer is a separate species, or a subspecies of the fallow deer.

A group of Persian fallow deer in the winter.

A group of Persian fallow deer in the winter.

As the name suggests the Persian fallow deer’s native area is in Iran. While once abundant and even a popular game for hunters, the Persian fallow deer is now endangered due to habitat loss, predation by animal predators and excessive hunting by humans.

A male Persian fallow deer.

A Persian fallow deer buck (Dama dama mesopotamica), Szeged Zoo.

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Last updated: June 1, 2016

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