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White-Tailed Deer

The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) is North America's most widely distributed and the most numerous animal. This animal can be found from southern Canada to South America. It primarily lives in forests, but also near farmlands or swamps. Its coat is reddish-brown in the spring and summer and turns into grey-brown in the fall and winter. An adult male usually weighs up to 300 pounds. Females are smaller. Males white-tailed deer grow and shed antlers annually.

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