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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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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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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 largest whitetail deer ever found was shot with a bow and arrow in Ontario, Canada, in 1977 and weighed in field-dressed at 431 pounds. Experts estimate the buck's live weight was 540 pounds, but they were not able t... 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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Known as caribou in North America, reindeer also live in Europe, Russia and Asia. Both male reindeer, called bucks, and female reindeer, called does, have antlers. The antlers of each reindeer are unique and shed every w... More »

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The weight of white-tailed deer varies by sex, with the male of the species, which is known as a stag or a buck, averaging anywhere from 150 to 300 pounds. Female white-tailed deer, which are referred to as cows or does,... More »

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