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Dozens of species of deer exist, including moose and reindeer. Deer live in a variety of habitats, and they can run and jump at great speeds, leaping up to 30 feet in a single bound. More »

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Whitetail deer are the smallest member of the North American deer family and also the most common large North American land mammal. Their habitat extends all the way from southern Canada to the northern parts of South Am... More »

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The white-tailed deer is smaller than other North American deer breeds; its coat is reddish-brown in the summer and grayish-brown in the winter. Some sub-species of white-tailed deer are endangered, but as of 2015 the No... More »

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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 ha... More »

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Wild deer are herbivores, which means they eat mostly plant-based substances. Fruits, nuts, plants and grasses are most common in a wild deer's diet. Wild fawns are dependent on their mother's milk. More »

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White-tailed deer are primarily herbivores, so they eat all sorts of plants, such as switch grass, American holly, ferns, aquatic plants and poison ivy. However, depending on what's available, white-tailed deer also eat ... More »

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Most animals in the deer family are crepuscular, meaning that they are most active during dawn and dusk, rather than being strictly nocturnal creatures. Some deer alter their activity patterns to avoid hunting by humans,... More »

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