White-Tailed Deer

The coat colors of these adult deer change from grey-brown to red-brown from winter to summer. Males have antlers that are shed each spring and summer.


  • Scientific Name: Odocoileus virginianus
  • Range: Much of North and Central America, as well as northern South America
  • Status in the Wild: Stable
  • Location in the Zoo: John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo
  • Cool Animal Fact: Large ears contribute to their excellent hearing; they also have a keen sense of smell.