Persian fallow deer is an endangered species which has been reproducing in the wildlife sanctuary of Dasht-e-Naz in northern Iran for more than 50 years.

The wildlife Sanctuary of Dasht-e-Naz, the main centre for the reproduction of Persian fallow deer, is located 29 km east of Sari, Mazandaran province.

It has an area of about 55 hectares near Mian-do-rood county. 53 male and female Persian fellow deer are kept in this centre at this moment. This sanctuary has been introduced as the first semi-natural reproduction centre in the country.

The fallow deer is herbivore, folivore and ruminant. Along with the red deer, it is among the most important animals in the world that are not doing well these days: they are considered endangered species according to the law, placed under the EN category of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List.

What follows are YJC’s photos of the Persian Fallow Deer in Dasht-e-Naz, northern Iran:

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