The common name of the specie I chose for this assignment is the White-tailed deer and the scientific name Odocoileus virginianus. I live in Cleveland, Ohio (United State) and the white-tail deer can be fund almost anywhere in Ohio. White-tail deer leave in regions of temperate climates; region where all four seasons are experience. In this assignment, I will be discussing everything that it is to know about White-tail deer such as their life cycle, reproduction system, evolution and the biology of white-tail deer. White-tail deer live at the edge of the forest in wooded areas and that is one of the reasons why they are mostly seen in the suburb. Despite of the fact that they can be on our way when we are driving or eating our grace, they are very beautiful creature.
White-tail deer can be found mostly in every state in the United States except Alaska and Hawaii. They can also be found on the southern of Canada. They color change depending of the season, for instinct; during the summer; adult white-tail deer have reddish-brown coats and that color fades in the winter to a grayish-brown. The bottom of their tail is white. They also have whit on the stomach, throat, around their eyes and nose. The male are called bucks and can weigh between 150 to 300 pounds ; the female are called does and weight anywhere from 90 to 200 pounds and the young one are called fawns with a reddish-brown coat with white spots. The male are recognize by their set of antlers. Antlers on the bucks grow annually and fall off in the winter. Females do not have antlers.
White-tail deer have a sexual reproduction system and they have an internal fertilization. Bucks are polygamous and most likely will mate with numerous doe. Matting among buck...
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...an also hear from very far away because they have large ears that can rotate 180 degrees. In the past decade, the population of white-tail deer has grown due to restriction of deer hunting. The recovery of deer populations from only about500,000 nationwide in the early 1900s to more than 15 million today is considered a wildlife management success story (Curtis & Sullivan, 2001).
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The White Tailed Deer. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/s2007/parr_jaco/taxonomy.htm
Curtis , P. D., & Sullivan, K. L. (2001). White-Tailed Deer. Retrieved from http://wildlifecontrol.info/pubs/Documents/Deer/Deer_factsheet.pdf