The roe deer is the smallest and most frequent type of deer in Europe. It is to be found from the plains to the high mountains, from the north of Scandinavia to Siberia in the east.
A characteristic of the roe deer, a member of the artiodactyls order, is its high legs with narrow sharp-edged hoofs. The hide is reddish brown in summer and greyish brown in winter, with a white spot at the rear. This latter helps the young and the pack find their way in the event of flight.