facts about Deer


facts about Deer:

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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