That the dama of Pliny is the nanguer of Africa, and not our fallow-deer, or any other European animal.
It is about the size of the fallow-deer, and of a light brown hue.
From all which it appears this animal approaches nearer to the species of the stag than to the fallow-deer.
In colour, however, it essentially differed from the fallow-deer.
They were much larger than the red or fallow-deer, though not unlike them in shape and colour.
Besides the fallow-deer, the fox gives sport to the Louisiana hunter.
The deer of Yucatan are quite small, about the size of our fallow-deer.
Besides this, deer and fallow-deer, gazelles and fed geese were supplied.
In this undulating preserve, dotted with stately oaks, is kept a large herd of fallow-deer, tame almost to temerity.
They are about the size of fallow-deer, and have simply forked antlers.
Deut. 14:5 (R.V., "Wild goat"); 1 Kings 4:23 (R.V., "roebucks"). This animal, called in Hebrew _yahmur_, from a word meaning "to be red," is regarded by some as the common fallow-deer, the Cervus dama, which is said to be found very generally over Western and Southern Asia. It is called "fallow" from its pale-red or yellow colour. Some interpreters, however, regard the name as designating the bubale, Antelope bubale, the "wild cow" of North Africa, which is about the size of a stag, like the hartebeest of South Africa. A species of deer has been found at Mount Carmel which is called _yahmur_ by the Arabs. It is said to be similar to the European roebuck.