White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

Conservation

Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

OrderAriodactyla
FamilyCervidae
SubfamilyCapreolinae
GenusOdocoileus
Binomial nameOdocoileus virgianus

Range Map

Description

The white-tailed deer is a mammal found in the central part of the American continent. In North America, they live in most of Mexico and the United States and the southern parts of Canada.

Their color is grayish-brown in the winter and reddish-brown in the summer. They have patches of white on their face, underbody, and tail.

This species of deer measures from 95 to 220 cm and weighs from 45 to 68 kg.

White-tailed deer are herbivores eating grass, corn, leaves, nuts, twigs, fruits, and fungi. They are very adaptable to their environments and lives in grasslands, forests, farmlands, and deserts. Their lifespan is 4 to 5 years.