One of the number one questions we get asked here at Oracle is, "what kind of animal is that?"
(Answer: this is a fallow deer stag and we think he's gorgeous! )
Fallow deer are native to western Eurasia, but have been introduced all over the world. This species has more pronounced spots during the summer months, but they keep their mottled coat through their adulthood. The males have antlers which are broad and paddle-shaped - almost moose-like - though in the first two years the buck's antlers are just a single spike.
There are four varieties: the Common fallow (featured) with a chestnut colored, spotted coat and light tail edged with black; the Menil - darker in color with more prominent spots and no black cloloring around the rump area; the Melanistic, which sports an all-black coat; and the Leucistic which is white in color, but not albino.
We are perhaps biased, but we think they would make a beautiful addition to your natural science and curiosity collection - come see!