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White-tailed deer

(Odocoileus virginianus)

 

Category: Mammals

 

 

This deer species is widespread throughout eastern and central North America, Central America, and parts of northern South America. A dynamic continuum of subspecies is represented throughout its range.  Males regrow their antlers every year and their length and branching is determined by age, nutrition, and genetics. White-tailed deer are generalists who can thrive in a variety of environments.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-tailed_deer

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Artiodactyla
Family - Cervidae
Genus - Odocoileus
Species - O. virginianus

 
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Interesting Animal Facts

The age-defying Brandt’s bat

In most mammals, larger size correlates with longer lifespan, but that is not the case with the Brandt’s bat, who can live up to 41 years and weigh less than 0.28 ounces! These bats resemble larger, longer-lived mammals in that they mature slowly and have fewer offspring – but the size difference is dramatic: a female Bonobo lives for approximately 40 years as well, but she outweighs the Brandt’s bat by a factor of 3,771! Oddly enough, it is suspected that the mutated gene that causes the bat’s dwarfish size is the same one that leads to its long lifespan. Studying animals with unusual longevity like the Brandt’s bat does more than just satisfy our curiosity, it could lead to longer, healthier lifespans for humans and other animals!

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