Fallow deer (Dama dama) are ruminants, conspicuous by the males’ palmate antlers and their white-speckled summer coats. Fallow deer are common all over the European continent and live in large herds, preferably in open landscapes near forests. They are herbivores and like grass, herbs and leaves but also eat fruit, nuts and chestnuts. Veterinarians from the Revierförsterei Blankenfelde forestry authority look after the deer in the Botanical Park.

Please note that bread, noodles and pasta are not good for deer. At the gate to the reserve is an automatic feeder dispensing food especially for wild animals.