Types of Deer
It may surprise you to discover that there are over 100 different sub species of deer in the world. They live in all locations except for Antarctica where it is too cold.
As the name of this animal tells us, the White Tailed Deer is one that has a patch of white that is located around the area of its tail.
The Red Deer feature a gorgeous coat that is any shade of red. They often have a darker color to them that can almost seem brown in many regions.
Reindeer seem to appeal to people of all ages due to the legacy and connection they have to the holiday season.
Of all the different species of deer out there, the Moose is the largest of them. They can reach a weight of about 1,800 pounds for the males.
The Water Deer has tusks rather than antlers which is very interesting. In spite of that though they are genetically proven to be a class of deer.
The Common Muntjac Deer is also often referred to as the Indian Muntjac Deer. They are the same though but many people assume they are two different species.
The Axis Deer is also referred to as the Chital Deer. It has a unique characteristic which is that the white spots of the young don’t disappear.
The Elk is a very large deer species and one that has a unique stature to it. The males especially stand with a very proud design to them.
The Sika Deer can be either small or medium in size, depending on the area where it happens to live. You will notice that they all have small legs and a very small head.
The Eld’s Deer is a medium sized deer. A full grown male can weigh about 330 pounds and have an antler spread of 39 inches.
The Sambar Deer is often confused with the Elk due to the bulky body and long, thin legs. They also have very long antlers that can develop quite a few points on them.
The Visayan Spotted Deer is beautiful and it is a small species of deer. They are often the size of family dogs.
The Fallow Deer is considered to be medium in size. They have a light brown coat with white spots. They are one of the few species of deer that don’t lose their spots a few months after birth.
The Key Deer is a subspecies of the White Tailed Deer but they are much smaller. They males average in size from 50 to 70 pounds.
The Mule Deer is considered to be a larger species of deer. They also have ears that are larger than most compared to their body size.
The light tan coloring of the Pampas Deer allows it to perfectly blend into the surroundings. They have patches of white around the lips and along the throat area.
The smallest species of deer in the world is the Pudu and they are really cute to look at! In fact, their size is part of the reason why people take such a keen interest in them.
The Roe Deer is very small which is why many people seeing full grown adults mistake them for younger generations of the species. Full grown they range in size from about 30 pounds to 60.
Some species of deer that have been identified are no longer with us. Some of them have been gone for millions of years. For various reasons they weren’t able to adapt well enough to their changing environment to continue on.