I started to paint yesterday a new illustration that I’m quite excited, because I have never been such interested in paint illustrations and now I’m trying to improve my work and to discover the beauty of watercolors. I’ve been into deer a lot lately.
Read on and enjoy a variety of interesting information about deer:
- Deer can be found around the world. They are native to all continents except for Australia and Antarctica.
- Male deer are called bucks, bulls, stags or harts. Female deer are called does, cows or hinds. Young deer are called fawns or calfs.
- Deer are the only animals that have antlers. They are the fastest growing living tissue on earth. Antlers are usually only found on males. During the mating season male deer will often use their antlers to fight for the attention of female deer.
- Deer have a great sense of hearing. They can hear higher frequencies of sound than humans.
- Deer have their eyes on the sides of their head, giving them a 310 degree view.
- They can jump high and swim well.
- Deer have an excellent sense of smell, which allows them to detect predators from a long distance away.
- Most deer are born with white spots but lose them within a year.
- Fawns are protected by a lack of scent. Enemies cannot smell them. Fawns are able to stand and walk shortly after birth. Young deer will usually stay with their mother for around a year.
- Deer are herbivores. The life expectancy of deer is 20 years.
Have a wonderful weekend!