Deer Anatomy Essay

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Organism Physiology August 29th, 2011 BIO/101 Deer Anatomy It is very interesting how some things such as animals or plants are created and how they live in the same world that we do. Not all animals or plants have the same diet. So how does a white tail deer adapt and live in the same great place as humans? Too begin, deer are much like other mammals, they are warm-blooded. The deer’s hair keeps the body temperature consistent so that the different types of weather that Mother Nature can send in many different parts of the country will survive and not freeze. According to the diagram that I used, the deer have long and thin legs that allow them to jump high and run fast. With this ability, it allows the deer a chance to escape danger such as other animals in which prey on deer. With these long legs, a deer is capable of running at great speeds. A deer’s head is narrow with somewhat large ears in comparison of the size of the head. This enables them to listen closely for any noise that may indicate any danger. Due to the fact that deer are herbivores, the mouth usually only contains teeth on the lower jaw of the mouth. There is not much need for the deer to have a lot of teeth with only eating shrubs and other plants. Antlers, which are only found on males, are used to fend off dangerous animals and other males that are trying to get their mate for the year. Every winter, the deer loses the antlers that grew during the summer months. As a deer grows older and the genetics are there, the antlers can grow to amazing lengths and sizes. Once a deer ages past maximum potential in antler size, it is possible and common that a male deer’s antler size will decrease. A deer’s eyes are very large and are located on the side of the head so they can use them to assist their other danger alarming characteristics to spot movement and

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