- 1 What is the genus and species of a white tailed deer?
- 2 Which is the correct scientific name for the white tailed deer?
- 3 What is the classification of a white tailed deer?
- 4 What eats a deer?
- 5 Can female deer have antlers?
- 6 Which type of animal is deer?
- 7 Where do deer live in the woods?
- 8 What is the lifespan of deer?
- 9 Is deer a male?
- 10 Why do deer have white bums?
- 11 Which state has the most deer?
- 12 Is a deer male or female?
- 13 What is the classification of a deer?
What is the genus and species of a white tailed deer?
Which is the correct scientific name for the white tailed deer?
Common Name. The white tailed deer ( Odocoileus virginianus ) is the most abundant and the most widely visible large North American land mammal.
What is the classification of a white tailed deer?
The adult male deer is called a stag and may have antlers growing from its head. The female deer is called a doe and a young deer is called a fawn.
What eats a deer?
Many animals eat deer, so deer are prey. Since deer do not eat animals, they are not predators. Predators that eat deer include the coyote, bobcat, cougar, wild dogs and humans.
Can female deer have antlers?
Both male and female reindeer grow antlers, while in most other deer species, only the males have antlers. A male’s antlers can be up to 51 inches long, and a female’s antlers can reach 20 inches. Unlike horns, antlers fall off and grow back larger each year.
Which type of animal is deer?
One of the most glamorous wild creatures on the planet belongs from the Cervidae Family. Deers come in the order of Artiodactyls (even toed ungulates), and ruminant ungulates, i.e. animals who after swallowing their food regurgitate the semi-solid digested cud to get the maximum food value.
Where do deer live in the woods?
Deer often sleep close to the trunks of pine trees to maximize the cover and shelter they provide. Dense concentrations of pine trees and other coniferous trees are particularly popular with deer. Many deer may live in relatively close proximity amongst particularly dense forests of coniferous trees.
What is the lifespan of deer?
Most white-tailed deer live about 2 to 3 years. Maximum life span in the wild is 20 years but few live past 10 years old.
Is deer a male?
A male deer is called a stag or buck, a female deer is called a doe or hind, and a young deer is called a fawn, kid or calf. There are about 60 species of deer.
Why do deer have white bums?
No white bum = better camouflage. White bum = seen by predators/cyclists but better chance of getting away.
Which state has the most deer?
According to a 2015 deer population estimate by North American Whitetail magazine, here are the states with the largest deer populations:
- Texas: Estimated population of 4 million.
- Alabama: Estimated population of 1.8 million.
- Mississippi: Estimated population of 1.8 million.
- Missouri: Estimated population of 1.3 million.
Is a deer male or female?
While male deer are called bucks, the females are known as does, and they are distinct both physically and behaviorally. Does live differently than males do, and they take a more hands-on approach to parenting their young, known as fawns.
What is the classification of a deer?