Presentation on theme: "Life of a Deer By: Caleb Robinson. Short lives The life of a deer is short. If they are lucky, they will live to be 7 or 8 years old. They are first a."— Presentation transcript:
Short lives The life of a deer is short. If they are lucky, they will live to be 7 or 8 years old. They are first a fawn, then a yearling, and last, they turn into mature deer.
Fawns A fawn is a baby deer. They are born in the spring. They are brown and have little white spots. When their mothers are gone, they sleep and hide. They stay with their moms until late summer. They start to lose their spots in the middle of the summer. After they lose their spots, they start to live by themselves.
Yearlings A yearling is a small deer that is away from its mother. They do not have any spots. The male deer are starting to get small antlers. They are very spookish. They will stay together with their siblings most of their lives.
Mature Deer Mature deer are deer that have survived through all the life cycles so far. They normally turn nocturnal (that means they come out only at night).
Antler Mature male deer have antlers. Antlers are bones or nutrients that grow from the head. They grow in the spring with velvet, and the deer rub it off. The antlers fall off in late winter.
Hunters Deer are killed by hunters. They are killed for their meat and so they dont become over- populated. If the deer population becomes over- populated, they could starve to death or possibly eat farmers crops. Also, more deer may be hit by cars as they move across roads in search for food.