Bucks,Does and fawns

The deer, a hoofed mammal, is among the most graceful of animals. Deer are distinguished by their antlers, which are grown by the males of nearly all species and by female caribou. About 40 species of deer belong to the Cervidae family. These include white-tailed deer, like Bambi, to elk, reindeer, and moose.

Fossils indicate that deer lived in Asia at least 30 million years ago, and 25 million years ago and throughout the Northern North America. Deer are currently four Hemisphere. They have been introduced in New Zealand and elsewhere. They have adapted to virtually every land habitat, from dry deserts to woodlands, prairies, marshes, and Arctic regions. Some even live in densely populated suburban areas.

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Predators



Deer predators include large carnivores (meat eaters) such as coyotes, wolves, bears, mountain lions, and wolverines. Predators usually attack the old and sick deer, as well as young fawns and calves.

Babies

Deer in northern latitudes breed in the fall, when days get shorter and nights get longer. Deer that have been brought into the Southern Hemisphere breed six months later than the same species of deer in the Northern Hemisphere. White-tailed deer breed in October and November in northern latitudes. They breed in January and February in Mexico and any month of the year in South America.

Female deer usually give birth for the first time when they are 2 years old. Males are physically capable of breeding at 18 months. But they generally do not breed until they are 3 to 4 years old, or even older in species that form large breeding groups.

Karl H. Maslowski

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What I Know

Deer are the only animals that can grow large antlers. They are hoofed mammals that belong to the scientific family Cervidae. There are about 30 different species, or kinds, of deer. Among them are the white-tailed deer, the mule deer, the moose, the wapiti, and the reindeer, or caribou.

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heres a doe and her fawn

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the population of deer are : 500,000

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FUN FACT

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  • most deer move a lot in the winter because of trees block the way of the sun so the like to be near water flat grounds they hang out or valleys because they make paths so they mark where they been
  • bucks mark with their antlers unless they have none most bucks in the fall they shed their antlers mean their antlers fall then they grow new ones
  • you can tell if a deer is young by a baby deer will have spots till they grow up when they have grown they will not have spots