Highly adaptable, whitetailed deer are able to succeed where other species cannot. Just a century ago there were around 1 million deer in North America. Today, there are 30 million. Learn about whitetail anatomy, their diet, habitat, and other deer facts.
Producer Kevin Bachar on how the filmmakers of "The Private Life of Deer" tracked and filmed populations of whitetailed deer in the suburbs of New York.
For whitetailed deer, the ability to run fast and jump high is a survival adaptation. They will jump in the wild to evade predators and overcome obstacles. In more suburban areas, deer can clear fences over 8 feet without a running start.
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