Greenbelt Who's Who


A Whitetail buck will shed his antlers every year, usually sometime in late December through Feb.

Whitetails have an average life span of 8 to 11 years.

Deer do not have a gall bladder on their livers. This allows them to eat vegetation that would kill domestic animals.

The members of the deer family are ruminants, having a four-compartmented stomach, which allows the deer to feed very rapidly.

A Whitetail has a top speed between 35 to 40 miles per hour.


A deer's gestation period is 200 to 205 days, most of the fawns being born in the latter part of May or the first part of June.

Deer need 10 to 12 pounds of food per day to satisfy their needs.

The Whitetail Deer is the most abundant Big Game animal in North America.

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