Facts About Deer

Here are the fun facts about deer

Facts About Deer – The most common specie of this animal is White-tailed deer or the Odocoileus virginianus and it belongs to same animal family (Cervidae) as moose, elk, and reindeer.

There are about 30 million white-tailed deer live in the United States alone and Texas has the largest number with 5.3 million deer population. This four-legged animal can run up to run 35 mph, based on the article in Mental Floss. The famous Disney character Bambi is a white-tailed deer.

With their speed and nimbleness in moving, help them excape predators as they can easily run and hide in the woods.

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If their legs are fast to move but their eyes are not that superb. They can pick up on fewer color wavelengths than humans. These animals can mostly pick out short blue and middle green wavelengths of color but they show much less sensitivity to reds and oranges.

However, their sense of hearing works amazingly. They can hear upwards of 54,000 hertz. It is similar to the average dog’s hearing, 

White-tailed deer are known for being intelligent but they have shorter life span. Males has the life span of six years while the female ones have 12 years.

They can learn from their past experiences. Almost all male deer grow antlers. Some species have get tusks which can be used to defend themselves.

Deers are mosty herbivores and they are most active during dawn and dusk. They use their white tail ti signal that something dangerous was coming. Aside from that purpiose, it can also mean another thing. When they raise their tails to show that they’re ready to breed during rutting season

Some deers migrate as the seasons change. They are also a popular state animal. Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Wisconsin named the white-tailed deer their state animal.

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