Fallow deer are very small deer and were first introduced to New Zealand about the turn of last century, mostly from Europe.
The buck's (males) antlers drop off every year around October / November and a new pair grows again within 3 ½ months. While the antlers are cylindrical at the base, the top is palmated (flattened)
Fawns are generally born in December after a gestation period of around 7 ½ months.
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