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.
While other species may be negatively impacted by human development, it is just the opposite for the whitetail deer. A look at how wild deer adapt to living in suburban environments. The Private Life of Deer premieres Wednesday, May 8 at 8/7 on PBS (check local listings).
After reaching Chamberlain Basin, Isaac and Bjornen come across white-tailed deer and their first glimpse of wolves in almost two months. The wolves and deer pay no attention. They're already intent on an ancient game. Watch the video.
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