The fallow deer is native to Asia Minor and the eastern Mediterranean. Fallow deer were kept in enclosures 2000 years ago and today it is one of the most widespread species of deer in the world. Populations in Central Europe come from free-living animals, from park escapees and targeted releases.
In case of danger, the animals present their high-stretched tails with the white underside. The fallow deer flees in characteristic bounce jumps and emits warning sounds. The sense of smell and vision are more pronounced in fallow deer than hearing. Damwild is both day and night active.
In the rut (October-November) the fallow deer is no longer separated by gender. Either the males try to occupy a rutting territory or they try to keep a group of females as a harem. The gestation period is about 230 days.
For childbirth the females leave the pack. The calves start to follow the mother only after 2-3 weeks and are nursed for 8-9 months. Young animals can already set a calf as yearlings. The male fallow deer is only successful at the rut from about 4 years. Males lose their antlers each spring, the new formation lasts 3-5 months.
Summer is over - days are getting shorter again - man and nature begin to slow down. For the remaining time until Christmas we have put together a program for young and old with activities suitable for this season.
You can study the complete program online in our park calendar, take the flyer in the park shop or download it. […]
In addition to numerous animals to be discovered, the Hochwildschutzpark also offers various facilities for fun and play - for young and old.
Right next to the bear enclosure, you can swing the tarzan swing over the "bear creek" to the barbecue area at the Volkenbacher Weiher. And - if you have reserved the barbecue in advance (20 €) - reward yourself with freshly grilled food. […]