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DAMA: the Deer that Walked the World

Over the last 5 years the British Deer Society has supported the Arts & Humanities Research Council funded ‘Fallow Deer Project’, which has been examining how, when and why the European fallow deer (Dama dama) spread around the world from its native homeland in the Mediterranean.

The findings of this project have overturned our understanding of the natural and cultural history of the species, revealing how fallow deer transformed landscapes and human lives everywhere they were taken. As part of the project, the team have produced a 30-minute documentary, filmed by wildlife photographer Luke Saddler, that tells some of the fascinating stories of this beautiful and enigmatic deer species. 

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