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
All male deer have antlers that are shed and regrown each year
Stomach has four chambers for digesting food
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.