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Common Name: Roe Deer

Scientific Name: Capreolus capreolus


Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Cervidae

Genus: Capreolus

Species: C. capreolus


Despite its small size, the Capreolus Capreolus has so many facts about itself. C. Capreolus's common name is the roe deer. During the summer, the roe deer are reddish brown with a Grey face but in the winter they may turn brown or even black. They weigh about 33-66 lbs. The roe deer starts off with a height of 2.1ft and grows up to be about 2.5ft. Its body length starts 3.1ft to about 4.4ft.


The roe deer's habitat is also really interesting. Most roe deer prefer to live in the woods that lead to grasslands or sparse forests. Roe deer most likely won't venture the grasslands if livestock is there or has been because the grass will be unclean. The parts of the world they are found in are Europe, Asia Minor, the coastal regions and a lot of other foreign places.


More facts about the roe deer include its diet and feeding habits. They prefer to eat damp grass the most and also buds, bramble rose, ivy, herbs, conifers, and heather. They eat all these plant-like foods because they are herbivores. Last but not least, Roe deer don't always have a safe and peaceful life. Carnivorous animals such as lions and tigers need food to eat to survive just like any other organism. Carnivorous animals choose to eat animals or dead animal remains. The Roe deer only way of getting away from these dangerous predators is running away. Even though roe deer are fast runners, they don't always get away from the predators. To warn a herd about predators roe deer make a barking sound. The young are usually in the middle of the herd for safety and the adults are on the outside of the pack. Furthermore, there are tons of facts about the C. Capreolus. There is also so much more to be discovered.


Author: Kayla D

Published: 02/2009


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