Deer are part of the Cervidae family that contain elk, moose, reindeer etc.
Male deer grow new antlers each year.
Animals such as antelope resemble deer in a number of ways but have horns instead of antlers, the difference being that horns are not grown and replaced like antlers are.
Through the breeding period male deer will often use their antlers to fight for the attention of female deer.
Many species of deer have been hunted over the years for their antlers.
A male deer is usually named a ‘buck’.
A large male deer is often named ‘stag’.
A female deer is usually entitled a ‘doe’.
A young deer is usually named a ‘fawn’.
A group of deer is known as a ‘herd’.