Baby and young deer are referred to as fawns. Deer are no longer considered fawns once the white spots they are born with go away.
Deer have an average gestation period of 7 months, and mothers can have anywhere from one to three fawns at a time. Deer give birth in late spring to early summer and can live between 6 to 14 years. They are a prey animal, and young are especially vulnerable to attack from predators such as bobcats and coyotes. Many different types of deer exist, but the most recognized is the white-tail deer common to North America.