The Roe Deer, also known as the Western Roe Deer, is a species of deer that is native to Europe and Asia. It is a small to medium-sized deer, with a body length of up to 140 centimeters and a weight of up to 40 kilograms. Roe Deer have a reddish-brown coat with a white underbelly and distinctive white spots. They are known for their agility and speed, which makes them difficult to hunt.
Roe Deer are found in a variety of habitats, including forests, grasslands, and scrublands. They are herbivores, feeding primarily on leaves, grasses, and shoots. The species is generally solitary and is active mainly at dawn and dusk. During the breeding season, male Roe Deer produce a distinctive mating call, which sounds like a "buc-buc" or a "cronk".
The Roe Deer is widespread and common throughout its range, and is considered a species of least concern by the IUCN. However, in some areas, populations have declined due to habitat loss, hunting, and competition with non-native species. Conservation efforts, such as the creation of protected areas and hunting restrictions, have been implemented in some areas to protect the Roe Deer and its habitats.