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Five interesting facts about deer

October 3, 2018

They live almost everywhere

There are more than 60 different species of deer worldwide. Deer are present on all continents except Antarctica. They can live in a range of habitats, from mountainous areas to warm and wet rainforests.

Antlers are unique

Deer are the only group of animals in the world to have antlers.

Instant ability to walk

A fawn can normally walk within half an hour of being born. Fawns do not have a smell, helping them avoid predators.

They wind down in winter

In winter, deer are less active in order to preserve energy as there is less food available.

Swimming, jumping among skills

Deer can jump up to 10 feet high and are very good swimmers.

Source: onekindplanet.org

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