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Deer

From the tiny pudu to the magnificent moose, members of the deer family live on nearly every continent. They roam meadows, forests, the tundra, and even backyards. In fact, populations of white-tailed deer have exploded in North America.

Explore the defensive techniques, sparring matches, and other habits of these graceful, hoofed ruminants.

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Caribou Stampede

Caribou Stampede

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Animal Structure and Function: The Digestive System

Animal Structure and Function: The Digestive System

Cows, sheep, goats, and deer are ruminants that eat and digest cellulose from plants. They have 4 stomach compartments that turn grass into milk, meat, and wool. Discover how this digestive system works. More...

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The Private Life of Deer: Infographic

The Private Life of Deer: Infographic

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Deer May Be Peeing Themselves Out of Their Favorite Winter Habitats

During the cold, snowy winter, deer take shelter beneath balsam fir and other conifer trees. Find out why deer are causing these trees to disappear. More...

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Deer: Predation or Starvation

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Mule Deer

Mule deer — named after their large, mule-like ears — play an important role in the wildlife food chain at Rocky Mountain National Park. Get the facts here. More...

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Red Deer

Red Deer

The red deer is the largest native land animal living in the U.K. Get to know this species and take a look at videos and photos. More...

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Southern Pudu

Southern Pudu

The southern pudu is the second smallest deer in the world — and possibly the cutest. Watch videos, browse photos, and get the facts on its habitat, biology, and behavior. More...

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The Ultimate Deer Quiz

What's the largest species of deer? What kind of female deer grows antlers? Challenge yourself with this quiz. More...

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White-Tailed Deer

White-Tailed Deer

White-tailed deer graze in meadows and forests throughout North and South America. Hear this deer's call and learn about its sparring matches, diet, size, and speed. More...

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