Antlers are unique to cervids. The ancestors of deer had tusks (long upper canine
teeth). Antlers appear to replace tusks; ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Several theories attempt to explain the evolutionary purpose of antlers among
some male members of the deer family. Four of ...
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
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, ...
Sep 21, 2016 ... What exactly are deer antlers? How do they grow and develop? What's their
purpose? What influences antler size?
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 ...
Dec 6, 2013 ... Like most deer, Roosevelt elk grow and shed their 18-kilogram (40-pound)
antlers every year.