Roe dear

Roe dear at Carpiagne © M. Gibert - Parc national des Calanques
This small-sized deer has a browny red coat in the summer and a dark grey one in winter.

The white mark that it has on its hind is heart-shaped on females and two bean-shaped on males. This herbivore feeds mainly on young, tender shoots, acorns and leaves.


Scientific name : Capreolus capreolus

Natural habitats : Forests

Did you know?

The roe deer is quite a discrete animal but during the mating season, it barks very loudly. Its bark is like that of a dog.

Conservation stake



  • Disturbance by humans

How can I help to protect it?

  • I do not try to go near it
  • I keep on the marked trails