DEER By: Christine Redthunder
Description • A deer is a mammal with 4 hooves. A deer is about 4 feet. And they have strong legs. Only bucks have antlers. They are 3 to3 ½ feet tall at shoulder. The color of the deer is reddish brown.
Habitat • The deer lives in North and Central America and northern parts of South America. They live on farm land, rainforests, forests, deserts and by grassy meadows.
Diet • Deer are herbivores . That means they are plant eaters. They eat grass and leaves. In the winter deer eat twigs or bark. They spend most of the day eating.
Survival • Most deer protect themselves by sitting still and hiding. When they are frightened they run. Deer enemies are cougars and wolves. Other enemies include bears and coyotes.
Bibliography • Christine Webster, Deer, 2008 • Deborah Hodge, Deer, Moose, Elk, Caribou , 1998 • Enchantedlearning.com , 2014