Platoni deer – Fallow deer

Scientific name: Dama dama
Weight: 60 kg
Life span: 15 years
Gestation: 8 months
Newborns: 1-2
Habitat: Forests and grass lands
Sustenance: grass, corn, cereals
Category: Mammal
Origin: Native of West Eurasia. In Greece it is only met in the wild at the island of Rhodes.

Information: Platoni is a medium-size deer. During the winter the animal’s back, neck and ears have a dark grey color. It is distinctive for the white spots spread out in its upper body and are useful mainly as camouflage. Every year in May, males loose their antlers which grow back slowly until September. For each year of age a new tine is added to their flat antlers.