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White-tailed Deer

Females have no antlers. Males begin growing them several months after birth, shed them each winter, and develop them anew each spring and summer. The age of a deer cannot be told by the size of the antlers or the number of points (tines).

White-tailed deer can run 40mph, jump over a 9 ft. fence and swim 13 mph.

HABITATNorthern and southeast forests to swamp and desert areas
DIETVegetation such as buds, twigs, shrubs, brush, prickly pear, conifers and acorns
LIFE Expectancy9-12 years

Fun Fact
If a human baby weighed 7 pounds at birth and grew at the same rate as a caterpillar it would weigh 189,000 pounds when fully grown.
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