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Check out the best fun deer facts! Find out more about this animal, and share your knowledge with your friends and family. Are you ready to learn more about deers?

  • Deer are ruminant mammals belonging to the family Cervidae.
  • The deer lifespan is about 10 years in the wild.
  • Deer are good swimmers and runners and can reach speeds of 35 mph.
    Deer Facts

    The deer is a great jumper and runner. It can reach speeds of up to 58 kilometres per hour.

  • A young male deer is called a button buck.
  • Female deers are called hinds, does or cows.
  • Young deer are called fawns or calves, while a group of deer is commonly known as a herd.
  • A fawn starts taking its first steps hardly 20 minutes after being born.
  • Since fawns do not have a scent, they remain undetected by the enemies.
  • Deer raise their tails, as a sign of warning to others.
  • Deer have their eyes on the sides of their head, giving them a 310 degree view.
  • The antlers of deer are the fastest growing living tissue on earth.
  • Like a cow, the white-tailed deer’s stomach has four compartments. This allows food to be processed more efficiently.
  • Most deer have glands near each eye, which contain a strong pheromone. They mark their territory with this pheromone.
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