Deer

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Description

Deer are beautiful animals that can be found around the world. They are native to all continents except for Australia and Antarctica. There are about 100 types of deer, including the whitetail deer, reindeer, elk, moose, mule deer, black tail deer and caribou.Male deer are called bucks, bulls, stags or harts. Female deer are called does, cows or hinds. Young deer are called fawns or calfs.

Habitat

Deer can adapt well to just about any habitat. They prefer to live in "edge" habitats. Edges are human-made or natural habitat, for instance from woods to croplands. They will use the woodlands for cover and shelter and the open land to graze in. Deer may live in different areas in the summer and winter months.

Shelter

A deer's shelter is In the bush, woods, thickets, brambles, deadfall, wherever they can bed down at night to rest but at the same time be able to keep a eye and an ear out for predators.

Biological relationship

The relationship between a deer and a tick is called parasitism .The tick bites and feeds on the deer's blood. This is where one organism benefits from another.

Life cycle

The average life span of a deer is between 4 and 5 1/2 years. Some live longer if they learn how to avoid danger.  Whitetails do have a  potential life span of 11 or 12 years. When a deer is born it is called a fawn or a baby deer. When it turns a year old it is called a doe, buck or an adult deer.

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Biome

Deer live in temperate deciduous forest.

Interesting facts

Deer are the only animals that have antlers, once these antlers are broken they grow back not like bulls which have horns if broken it never grows back.  

Most deer are born with white spots but then as they grow it disappears.

Deer are often hunted and eaten. Deer meat is called venison and is enjoyed by many people.

Deer are herbivores, they eat a wide variety of foods, including green plants,fruits and nuts and twigs.

Deer can jump high and swim well too.

Deer have great hearing just like dogs.

Deer love to eat blueberries.

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2 years ago
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Okay I have read two of these Deer Tackks and deer don't just live in warm climate