It is the smallest of the European cervids. Males are larger than females, but the degree of sexual dimorphism is relatively low. Outstanding in their morphology are a black stripe on the muzzle, large ears, a white anal shield with bristly hair that surrounds the rudimentary tail, and three-pointed antlers and abundant "pearl" in males, which are renewed annually.
It has two molts a year, in spring and in autumn. The transfer and repopulation of roe deer is a relatively recent practice in Spain. It preferably occupies forested areas, which offer shelter and food.
|Scientific name||Capreolus Capreolus|
|Region to which it belongs||Cervidae|