biology deer

by tiffanymiller22
Last updated 10 years ago

Discipline:
No category
Subject:
No topic

Toggle fullscreen Print glog
biology deer

Deer are members of the order Artiodactyle, which means that they have hoofs with an even number of toes.Deer can be found around the world. They are native to all continents except for Australia and Antarctica. There are about 100 types of deer, including the whitetail deer, reindeer, elk, moose, mule deer, blacktail deer and caribou.Male deer are called bucks, bulls, stags or harts. Female deer are called does, cows or hinds. Young deer are called fawns or calfs.Deer can adapt well to just about any habitat. They prefer to live in "edge" habitats.

Deer have an excellent sense of smell, which allows them to detect predators from a long distance away. Deer lick their nose to keep it moist, which helps odor particles stick to it, improving their sense of smell. The nose also plays a role in communication. Deer produce scents with glands located on their head, legs and hooves. These scents provide information to other deer about their gender, social status, physical condition and whether an area is safe.

Deer


Comments

    There are no comments for this Glog.