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Antler - Wikipedia


Antlers are unique to cervids. The ancestors of deer had tusks (long upper canine teeth). Antlers appear to replace tusks; ...

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


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 ...

About Deer Antlers


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.

Mississippi State University Deer Lab - Antlers


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 ...

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


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

Why Do Deer Shed Their Antlers? - Grand View Outdoors


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  ...

Why do female reindeer grow antlers? | Discover Wildlife


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, ...

Science of Whitetail Antlers: Big Questions Answered | Outdoor ...


Sep 21, 2016 ... What exactly are deer antlers? How do they grow and develop? What's their purpose? What influences antler size?

Why Do Male Deer Have Antlers? | eHow


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 ...

Antlers Make a Point - National Geographic Society


Dec 6, 2013 ... Like most deer, Roosevelt elk grow and shed their 18-kilogram (40-pound) antlers every year.