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Arkansas State Mammal

White-tailed deer buck - click to see all state animal symbols
White-tailed deer buck with new spring antlers; photo © Brian Jorg / CritterZone: Animal - Wildlife - Nature Stock Photography (all rights reserved; used by permission). All State Animals - Mammals.

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed deer video

Arkansas officially designated the magnificent white-tailed deer as state mammal in 1993. An animal of incredible beauty and power, white-tailed deer are able to run up to 40 miles per hour, jump 9 foot fences, and swim 13 miles per hour. The white underside of the deer's tail waves when running and is flashed as a warning when danger is sensed. Fawns are born with white spots for camouflage. Both native Americans and settlers relied on the white-tailed deer for buckskin and food.

White-tailed deer doe - clcik to see all mammal symbols
White-tailed deer (doe) - photo by Moxfyre on Wikipedia - published
under terms of the GNU Free Documentation license Version 1.2 or later. See All State Animals - Mammals.

The elegant white-tailed deer is the most popular official state mammal (11 states: Arkansas - Illinois - Michigan - Mississippi - Nebraska - New Hampshire - Ohio - Oklahoma - Pennsylvania - South Carolina - Wisconsin.

White-tailed deer buck - click to see all state mammals
White-tailed deer buck standing in forest - photo by Joe Kosack / Pennsylvania Game Commission (use permitted with attribution). See All State Animals - Mammals.
Source:
Arkansas State Symbols: Arkansas Secretary of State
Links:
Forest Foods Deer Eat: MI Dept of Natural Resources
White-tailed Deer: Animal Diversity Web; U of Michigan
All State Animals - Mammals


    

 

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