deer

How is it born?How does the mother care for it’s young

A female deer carries her young inside her body for about six to nine months, depending on the species. She chooses a hidden spot away from other deer to give birth.

describe a deer


Deer are mammals—that is, animals whose young feed on milk produced by the mother. Like other mammals, deer are warm-blooded, which means their body temperature remains fairly constant regardless of the surrounding temperature. Deer have a covering of hair on their body that helps keep them warm in cold weather. The hairs are hollow, with air in the middle of each strand that serves as insulation. Deer in tropical regions have a much thinner coat.

hidden until they can walk well enough to follow their mother. Most kinds of deer have one young at a time. However, white-tailed deer and mule deer usually have twins. The Chinese water deer, which live along the Yangtze River in China, give birth to the most young at once. These deer can have four to seven fawns at a time.A female deer carries her young inside her body for about six to nine months, depending on the species. She chooses a hidden spot away from other deer to give birth. A female deer carries her young inside her body for about six to nine months, depending on the species. She chooses a hidden spot away from other deer to give birth.

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How it gets it’s food and what does it eat


Deer feed on a wide variety of plants. In spring, when food is plentiful, deer eat mostly grasses, flowers, buds, and young leaves. During the summer, when grasses and leaves dry up, they eat twigs, stems, and mature leaves. In winter, deer feed on twigs and small tree branches. When food becomes extremely scarce, deer will eat bark.

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Where does it live and what are its habits


Deer use their keen senses, their knowledge of their home range, and their speed to avoid predators. A healthy deer can outrun most predators, including bears, cougars, wolves, and human beings. But a deer's primary means of escaping danger is to avoid detection. Unless startled, most deer will lay

motionless and let a predator pass. White-tailed deer and mule deer prefer to feed at dawn and dusk at the edges of forests, where they blend in best with their surroundings.

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