What Is the Name of a Young Deer?

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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.

Following the initial eight weeks of life, fawns are strong enough to attend food hunts with their mothers. However, the fawns are not yet ready to graze alone, so the mother deer, also referred to as the doe, hides each of her young in separate locations while she grazes. This practice helps prevent predator attacks. Young male fawns grow small, two-pointed antlers that develop into large, six-pointed antlers when the fawns become bucks.