June and July
The new fawns are born – they're able to stand up within minutes of being born. The natural instinct of the deer is to protect their young, so it’s even more important at this time that you give them space, especially if you have dogs with you.
Fawns are rarely seen in the first few weeks of their life. They stay in the deer sanctuary, away from the busier areas of the park. They won’t venture further into the park until later in the summer. If you do spot a fawn, it’s a magical sight but you should keep your distance.
It's normal to see a fawn alone
Don’t worry if you see a fawn on its own. They rely on their mothers for milk, so they’re often left in the long grass so she can spend time grazing.
If you are concerned about a fawn, then please let one of the park guides or rangers know. But please don’t get too close or try to touch the fawn, as there’s a risk that the mother may then reject it.