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facts about Deer

Deer facts



  • Deer are part of the Cervidae family that include moose. reindeer, elk and other species .


  • Male deer grow new antlers each year


  • Animals such as antelope resemble deer in a number of ways but have horns instead of antlers , the difference being that horns are not grown and replaced like antlers are


  • During the mating season male deer will often use their antlers to fight for the attention of female deer


  • Many species of deer have been hunted over years for their antlers


  • A male "deer" is usually called a buck


  • An large male deer is often called stag


  • A female deer is usually called a doe


  • A young deer is usually  called a fawn


  • A group of deer is known as a herd


  • Deer have long legs typically suited to the environments they live in


  • They can jump high and swim well


  • Most deer are born with white spots but lose them within a year


  • Deer take their first steps within half an hour after their birth


  • Young deer will usually stay with their mother for around a year


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