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Roe deer

(Capreolus capreolus) The roe deer is our smallest deer. In the 1700s the roe deer was close to extinction in Sweden. It was preserved in the Province of Skåne, and since the 1850s the population has steadily grown. 

Order:Even-toed ungulates (Artiodactyla)
Family:Deer (Cervidae)
Weight:Males (bucks): 23-28 kilos
Females (does): 20-26 kilos
Life span:About 15 years
Mating period:July-August
Gestation period:9-10 months, but with delayed implantation. The fetus starts to develop about 5 months before birth.
Fawns:In most cases the doe gives birth to two fawns, which weigh 1.5-2.5 kilos at birth.

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