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Whitetailed deer

North America·Mammal

Male, female and baby deer are called buck, doe, and fawn. Fawns are born spotted for camouflage and lose their spots as they grow. Although deer fawns can stand and walk right after birth, they don't follow their mothers right away. They stay hidden for the first few weeks of life, only standing when their mother approaches to nurse.

  • Whitetailed deer
  • Conservation StatusLeast Concern
  • Life span5-25 years
  • Body size125-300 lbs.
    up to 40 inches at the shoulder
  • Native habitat Woodlands, savannas of North America, South America
  • DietTwigs, shrubs, grasses, berries
Cougar Grizzly bear




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