Before I saw this picture, I never thought we had deer in Lebanon.

Yet a quick Google search will tell you that there actually were a fair amount of Persian fallow deer in the region, though the species is currently only present in Iran and Israel.

Though I'm not entirely sure what kind of deer are in this picture, a comment on Blog Baladi alleges that they are all in Bekaa, at a private farm on the road from Abelias to Kamed el Loz that is owned by Hariri.

Still, it's not all that farfetched to believe that Lebanon will soon again have wild deer. The Persian fallow deer are currently an endangered species, and reintroduction of several herds is expected in the near future.

Here's hoping it's in Lebanon.

The Elusive Deer of Lebanon

(Photo via Live Love Beirut)



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