North American Biodiversity - Nina Zitani
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White-tailed Deer

In mid-June in Ontario, a male whitetail with antlers still in velvet. White-tailed deer are generalist herbivores, and they have adapted to a variety of habitats. They are known to eat plants that are poisonous to other animals. They regularly feed on milkweed in our garden. Found from Canada through North, Central and parts of South America, it is the most widely distributed native ungulate in the Americas. Due to their ability to adapt to disturbed habitat, and the loss of natural predators such as wolves, their population is increasing across their range.

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