What Is a Large Deer Called?

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A large male deer is frequently called a stag, and a female deer is called a doe. There are other terms that are specifically applied for specific types of deer.

Young deer are referred to as fawn, and a male deer that is of a normal size is referred to as a buck. When deer are seen to be in a group together, this is called a herd.

Deer are considered part of the Cervidae family, which includes other animals, such as moose, reindeerand elk. Deer are commonly hunted because they can provide meatand fur, and their antlers are considered valuable game prizes by recreational hunters. Males commonly use their antlers to fight for attention so as to attract females, and this frequently happens during the mating seasons. Deer have other interesting features, like very long legs, which allow them to run quickly and leap great distances. They are also able to swim well.

Deer are commonly born with spots on their fur which disappear over time, a trait that is somewhat uncommon. Another interesting fact about deer is that within just half an hour of being born, a fawn is able to take its first steps.