Antlers are extensions of the skull grown by members of the deer family. They are
true bone ... from ant-, meaning before, oeil, meaning eye and -ier, a suffix
indicating an action or state of being...
May 8, 2014 ... Finding out why deer have antlers is more difficult than it seems, and you have to
look at how each species of deer uses antlers in different ...
Editor's note: To clarify this article, we have added a paragraph at the end to
explain the biological cause of shedding antlers. Deer (and other ungulates, like
Antlers, on members of the deer family, are grown as an extension of the animal's
skull. They are true bone and are a single structure They are generally found ...
Deer need both protein and minerals to grow their antlers. ... The other purpose is
to use them as a grappling tool to engage in a test of status and breeding ...
May 30, 2007 ... Thus, the "horns" of the giraffe may present a strong example of a structure which
no longer serves a purpose, because the antlers these horns ...
While antler size has no bearing on the age of the individual, it IS a great
indicator of the health of the animal. Antlers are renewed each year meaning the
Several theories attempt to explain the evolutionary purpose of antlers among
some male members of the deer family. Four of ...
Feb 1, 2013 ... Experts weigh in on deer antler velvet, the substance at the center of a new
sports controversy involving Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.
A Moose Antlers development is relatively similar among Bull Moose of similar
age, ... Antlers do not serve a useful purpose until the fall and during the mating ...