The scientific name for the white-tailed deer is Odocoileus virginianus. The deer is classified under the phylum Chordata, class Mammalia, order Artiodactyla, family Cervidae and genus Odocoileinae.Know More
With the exception of the Southwest, Hawaii and Alaska, the white-tailed deer ranges throughout the United States and into southern Canada. Most deer range within a square mile of home, and they live very solitary lives as adults, although the female and her fawns live in a family group.
The female of the species is known as a doe, while the male is a buck. Most bucks are described by the number of points on their racks. For instance, a buck with 10 points would be known as a 10-point buck.Learn more about Deer
The white-tailed deer is smaller than other North American deer breeds; its coat is reddish-brown in the summer and grayish-brown in the winter. Some sub-species of white-tailed deer are endangered, but as of 2015 the North American population is growing.Full Answer >
The primary way that white-tailed deer protect themselves when threatened is through fleeing, and they can run up to 30 miles per hour with great agility. White-tailed deer can jump very well and are also good swimmers, giving them several options for evading predators. They spot predators early, with large, sensitive ears and side-facing, motion-sensitive eyes.Full Answer >
According to Habitat Tracker from Florida State University, young deer are referred to as fawns. Fawns are typically able to walk at birth, but their stomachs are not fully developed at this time. Fawns live off of their mother's milk and light greenery for the first eight weeks of life.Full Answer >
A baby deer is officially called a fawn. A female deer can have between one and three fawns per breeding season, depending on the availability of food and her age.Full Answer >