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White-tailed Deer

Females have no antlers. Males begin growing them several months after birth, shed them each winter, and develop them anew each spring and summer. The age of a deer cannot be told by the size of the antlers or the number of points (tines).

White-tailed deer can run 40mph, jump over a 9 ft. fence and swim 13 mph.

HABITATNorthern and southeast forests to swamp and desert areas
DIETVegetation such as buds, twigs, shrubs, brush, prickly pear, conifers and acorns
LIFE Expectancy9-12 years

Fun Fact
When a cassowary or emu female mates, she lays the eggs, but the male incubates and raises them. The female may mate with 2 or 3 males a season.
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