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 » Pets & Animals Mammals Deer

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 » Pets & Animals Mammals Deer

The white-tailed deer is characterized by the white underside of its tail and belly and reddish-brown coat. The deer holds its distinctive tail up when it senses danger, acting as a signal for the herd to flee. The white... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Deer
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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 » Pets & Animals Mammals Deer

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 » Pets & Animals Mammals Deer

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 » Pets & Animals Mammals Deer

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 » Pets & Animals Mammals Deer