Deer do not have teeth on the top of their mouths, but they do have small teeth on the bottom. In lieu of teeth, the top jaw is equipped with a hard palate that the deer uses in the same way it would use teeth.Know More
Molars, incisors and canines are located in the back of the deer's mouth and are used for chewing. Deer are herbivores that eat only plants. Their diet changes with the habitat in which they are living, although generally consists of plants during the spring and summer with a fall diet of nuts and a winter diet of twigs and woody plants.
The female deer is known as a doe or cow, with the male being referred to as a buck or a stag. Baby deer are called calves or fawns.Learn more about Deer
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.Full Answer >
Deer incorporate both physical and behavioral adaptations for survival. Physical adaptations are in their fur, senses, antlers, hooves and stomachs. Deer also exhibit behavioral adaptations in communication.Full Answer >
Animals that prey on deer include bobcats, cougars, coyotes, wolves and grizzly bears. Specific predators depend on the habitat and type of deer. For instance, Florida panthers prey on Key deer, animals that live only in the Florida Keys.Full Answer >
A group of deer is called a herd. A group of roe deer is referred to as a bevy.Full Answer >