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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 ...

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  ...

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

www.suwanneeriverranch.com/WTinfoIantlers.htm

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 ...

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 ...

The Science of Antlers | Outdoor Channel

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Oct 11, 2013 ... As long as humans have hunted deer, we've been fascinated by antlers. Our ancestors have used them as tools, weapons, medicines, ...

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 ...

White Souse: Why do giraffes have horns?

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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 ...

Off the Top of Your Head...Why Do Caribou Have Antlers?

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Antler development is a unique phenomenon of nature. In some species such as moose and deer only males grow antlers whereas in caribou both males and ...

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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 ...

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.

Antlers - MountainNature.com

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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 stags ...