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In early summer, during the months of May-June, Roe deer are giving birth to their fawns. And in the next few weeks, if you are out and about in the countryside, you may come across a baby fawn that seems to be by itself lying in the tall grass.
However, if you do happen to see one, and think that it has been abandoned, 𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙙𝙤 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙤𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢!
These fawns have not been abandoned, their mother is nearby gathering food and will return soon. However if touched by a human, you greatly increase the risk of the fawn being found by predators or rejection by its mother.
So if you are lucky enough to see a Roe Deer Fawn, appreciate them from afar, and if you are in Slovenia, why not download our SRNA app, record your sighting, and help wildlife scientists and researchers develop better environmental and wildlife protection management practices!
Click on the information sheet above to learn more, created by our friends at Molecular Ecology UP, or check out some of the photos below of Roe Deer in the Wild!