White tailed doe

Code: CA5888
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The white-tailed deer is the state animal for nine states in America and the provincial animal for two provinces in Canada

Conservation Status: Common

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Primary Habitat: Forest

White-tailed deer spend their mornings and evenings grazing for food. They're herbivores, so they eat green plants and nuts. Deer live in small groups -- usually just a mother and her fawns. Males, called bucks, have magnificent antlers and live in small groups of three or four. Both male and female deer are red brown in summer and gray brown in winter. Since none of their predators are still around, deer populations sometimes grow so big that there's not enough food for them to eat. Deer are ruminants, like cattle. This means they have four stomachs and chew on semi-digested food, called cud. This complicated process allows deer to eat things like twigs that most animals can't digest.

 
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