A:Deer lick salt because salt supplements their diet, providing nutrients and minerals missing in other food sources. These includes magnesium, sodium, calcium, phosphorus and zinc. Lactating females require salt, as do young bucks for the purpose of antler growth.
A:According to Habitat Tracker from Florida State University, young deer are referred to as fawns. Fawns are typically able to walk at birth, but their stomachs are not fully developed at this time. Fawns live off of their mother's milk and light greenery for the first eight weeks of life.
A:Deer are accomplished swimmers, often seeking the safety of rivers and lakes where they achieve swimming speeds up to 15 mph. One species, the Chinese water deer, native to China and Korea, lives in the shallow areas of rivers among reeds.
A:Moose attacks are rarely fatal for humans, so generally one or fewer people die each year from moose. Many people are injured by moose every year, particularly in urban areas, such as Anchorage, Alaska, which have high moose populations.
A:There are 97 varieties of antelope in the world, the majority of which live in Africa. This means that there are too many types of African antelopes to list in a short answer. A few of the best known and populous species are the royal antelope, gerenuk, chousingha, saiga antelope, waterbuck, zebra duiker, nyala and giant eland.
A:Moose live in the northern regions of North America, Europe and Asia. Their habitats include boreal and mixed-deciduous forests in temperate and sub-arctic climates. The largest of all deer species, moose can grow to a height of nearly seven feet at the shoulder and weigh approximately 1,800 pounds.
A:The natural habitats for deer are woodlands, river bottomlands, forest edges, plains, swamps, meadows and farmland. Deer can survive in many different types of habitats as long as there is vegetation and water nearby.
A:Mount deer antlers using plaques, hangers and braided rope from a taxidermist or sporting goods store, advises Outdoor Life. Prepare a drill, wire brushes, Clorox bleach, borax, drill bits, glue gun, glue, scissors, hammer and drywall screws.
A:According to a study done by State Farm, there were approximately 1.23 million vehicle collisions with deer between 2011 and 2012. The cost of vehicle damage caused by deer collisions is estimated to be around $4 billion per year.
A:White-tailed deer live in meadows and forests, and they have poor adaptations for snow, whereas reindeer live in cold areas and have special split hooves for walking on ice and snow. Both male and female reindeer also have antlers. In contrast, only the male of the species for White-tailed deer have antlers.
A:On average, more than 6 million deer are killed by hunters in the United States per year, while approximately 10 million Americans hunt deer each year. In addition, more than 1.5 million deer are killed by automobiles every year.
A:To plant oats to attract deer, select a site for the oats, clear the area, prepare the soil, and sow the oats. Select a site that is far from other flowers, vegetables and fruits that deer might otherwise eat. Alternatively, if you are willing to sacrifice these plants to attract deer, plant the oats close to them to further entice local deer.