Species: Roe deer

Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) are the smallest members of the deer family native to the Netherlands and are found throughout the country. Individuals typically weigh between 15 and 30 kg (size-wise, they are comparable to a large breed of dog).

More information about roe deer can be found on the website of the Dutch organisation for research and protection of native mammal (Zoogdiervereniging).

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  • Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus Antibodies in Roe Deer, the Netherlands. Rijks, J. M.,  M.G.E. Montizaan, N. Bakker, A. de Vries, S. van Gucht, C. Swaan, J. van den Broek, A. Gröne. & H. Sprong (2019). Emerging Infectious Diseases. 25, 2, p. 342-345 4 p.. 
  • Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus in Ticks and Roe Deer, the Netherlands. Jahfari, S., A. de Vries, J.M. Rijks, S. van Gucht, H. Vennema, H.Sprong & B. Rockx (2017). Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Jun. DOI: 10.3201/eid2306.161247
  • Coxiella burnetii Infection in Roe Deer during Q Fever Epidemic, the Netherlands Rijks JM, Roest HIJ, van Tulden PW, Kik MJL, IJzer J, Gröne A. (2011) Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2011, 17 (12): 2369 - 2370 Klik hier voor meer informatie