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Antlers are unique to cervids and found mostly on males: ... Antlers function as weapons in combats between males, ...

So why do deer even have antlers ? : Jake's Bones

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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 ...

Deer antlers are made of true bone that is fed by the covering of velvet.

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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 ...

ADW: Horns and Antlers

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The terms horns and antlers are often used interchangeably, but in reality, they refer to quite different structures. Antlers are a pair of bony, branched structures ...

About Deer Antlers

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W. Matt Knox Deer Project Coordinator. Antlers are found on all members of the deer family (Cervidae) in North America including deer, elk, caribou, and moose.

Why do female reindeer grow antlers? | Discover Wildlife

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Dec 10, 2014 ... Males of almost all deer species grow antlers, used to battle for females. But reindeer are the only species in which the females also grow them, ...

Deer antlers: a zoological curiosity or the key to understanding ...

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Jun 21, 2005 ... Because the primary function of antlers is to enable stags to protect and retain harems of females (does), their growth is linked to the annual ...

Deer Antler Velvet—What Is It, How Does It Work?

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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.

G9486 Antler Development in White-tailed Deer ... - MU Extension

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Several theories attempt to explain the evolutionary purpose of antlers among some male members of the deer family. Four of ...

Why Do Male Deer Have Antlers? | eHow

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A type of living bone, deer antlers serve various functions. ... Function. Male deer will grow antlers for the main purpose of battling with other males. They will lock ...

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Mississippi State University Deer Lab - Antlers

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Although antlers would appear to be used for combat against predators, it's unlikely deer antlers evolved for this purpose. If antlers are a defense against ...

Why Do Deer Shed Their Antlers? - Grand View Outdoors

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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  ...

Difference Between Antlers and Horns - Yellowstone National Park ...

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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 ...