Sunday Sketch: Doe-eyed deer

White-tailed deer are a species of deer native to the Americas, and is most easily recognized by the white underside of its tail. They are generalists, meaning that can live in a variety of environments, and eat a diverse array of foods. Deer are ruminants, like cows, and have a stomach with 4-chambers. This allows them to eat a variety of foods, including things like leaves, shoots, cacti, acorns, grasses, and much more!

Art by @kit.faced

[Edited by Isabelle McDonald]

References:

Mandujano, S., Delfรญn-Alfonso, C. A., & Gallina, S. (2010). Comparison of geographic distribution models of white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus (Zimmermann, 1780) subspecies in Mexico: biological and management implications. Therya. https://doi.org/10.12933/therya-10-5

Nelson, R. (1998a). Heart and Blood: Living with Deer in America. Vintage.

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