Deer Facts


Did you know?

-The Irish Elk (Megaloceros) is an extinct ancestor of the modern Deer, The Irish Elk was 7 ft tall and had antlers wider than 12 ft across.

-Deer are located in all continents except Antarctica.

-Deer are excellent jumpers, runners, and swimmers.

-Nearly all deer have a facial gland in front of each eye. The gland contains a strongly scented chemical, used to mark its home.

-All male deer possess antlers, with the exception of the Chinese water deer.

-Female deer generally lack antlers.

-Most deer have around 32 teeth.