Deer are members of the order Artiodactyle, which means that they have an even number of toes on each hoof. Deer are the only animals with antlers. Antlers are usually found only on male deer.
Deer live in different countries around the world, including Canada and the United States. Deer are found in nearly all states in the U.S. except Alaska and Hawaii.
Deer are obligate herbivores, which means that they only eat plant matter and struggle to digest meat. Deer primarily graze on grass and leaves, but they also eat nuts, fungi, grain and fruit. They eat small twigs in times of food scarcity.
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.
A group of deer is called a herd. A group of roe deer is referred to as a bevy.
A baby deer is called a fawn. This is especially true for a baby deer not yet weaned from its mother. A whitetail deer fawn is born with white spots that it loses before it is weaned.
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.
A baby deer is commonly referred to as a fawn or calf. As deer reach adulthood they acquire different names depending on their gender. Adult male deer are called bucks, while females are categorized as does.
A baby deer is officially called a fawn. A female deer can have between one and three fawns per breeding season, depending on the availability of food and her age.
Although deer generally prefer to avoid people, they do sometimes attack humans. Deer are most likely to attack humans during rutting season or if they perceive a human to be a threat to a fawn.