Why do male deer have antlers?

Answer Antlers are bone appendages that branch from the heads of all male deer except caribou and Chinese water deer. They are impressive in size and scale and play an evolutionary role, ensuring that the... Read More »

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How Soon Do Male Deer Grow Antlers?

Bucks of all ages receive new antlers after shedding the old each year. Antlers grow from pedicels, which are small bumps that are covered with hair at the front of the head. Does t... Read More »

Do male deer shed their antlers?

The males of four North American species in the deer family shed their antlers every year. Whitetail deer, mule deer, elk and moose grow a new set of antlers every spring and summer. Caribou are th... Read More »

What Species of Deer Has Antlers on Both Male & Female?

Although there are several species of deer, only the reindeer and caribou are species where both males and females have antlers. Caribou males and reindeer males start growing their antlers in Febr... Read More »

Do female deer have antlers?

Most female deer do not have antlers, with the exception of the female caribou. The caribou is in the order of Artioldactyl and is a member of the deer family. Domesticated caribou are known as rei... Read More »