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Roe Deer

Roe Deer
Scientific classification
Class: Mammalia
Family: Cervidae
Genus: Capreolus
Species: capreolus
Binomial name
Capreolus capreolus
The Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) is a European and Asiatic deer. It has rather short, erect antlers forked at the tips, and a reddish body with a grey face. It is very quick and graceful, and lives on high ground or mountains. In the Welsh myth Cad Goddeu, a rare white roebuck is stolen from Arawn of Annwn, symbolic of the soul's journey into death.