Friday, August 17, 2012


Deer can be found around the world. They are native to all continents except for Australia and Antarctica. They generally live in herd. They are vegetarian and very agile in nature. There are about 100 types of deer, including the whitetail deer, reindeer, elk, moose, mule deer, black tail deer and caribou. Male deer are called bucks, bulls, stags or harts. Female deer are called does, cows or hinds. Young deer are called fawns or calfs.
Deer can adapt well to just about any habitat. They prefer to live in "edge" habitats. Edges are human-made or natural habitat breaks, for instance from woods to croplands. They will use the woodlands for cover and shelter and the open land to graze in. In northern latitudes, deer may live in different areas in the summer and winter months. These areas can be as far as 30 miles apart.

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