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Deer
Name: Deer, Family Cervidae

Description: Four-legged, ruminant, mammal. Compact body with long legs. Usually brown or tan.

Location: All continents except Antarctica and Australia

Special Features:

  • Have antlers, not horns
  • Excellent swimmers
  • All male deer have antlers that are shed and regrown each year
  • Stomach has four chambers for digesting food
  • Excellent runners
  • Browsers rather than grazers
  • Highly developed sense of smell
  • Diet: Herbivore eating fresh grass, leaves, twigs, fruit, fungi, lichen.

    Neat Fact: A deer's hearing, is far superior to that of a human. A deer can easily detect a faint sound making it difficult to sneak up on a deer.

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