White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
|Also known as:||Key deer, Toy deer|
|Spanish:||Cariacú, Venado Cola Blanca|
- The white-tailed deer has a large distribution across the Americas, from southern Canada to Peru.
- A highly adaptable species, the white-tailed deer occupies a wide range of habitats and feeds on a large variety of different plants.
- Young white-tailed deer are born with white spots which disappear at around three to four months of age.
Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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- Subspecies: a population usually restricted to a geographical area that differs from other populations of the same species, but not to the extent of being classified as a separate species.
IUCN Red List (June, 2010)