Black-Tailed Deer

Odocoileus hemionus

Black-tailed deer are the most widely distributed members of the deer family. It is a popular game animal that resides in temperate coniferous forests along the west coast of North America. Although their habitat mainly consists of remote areas, they have ventured into parks and residential areas in the past with few large predators.


A medium-sized deer with a narrow black tipped tail. In summer, their coat is reddish brown or yellowish brown and changes to a gray colour in winter. Black-tailed deer have a dark brown forehead and a white face…

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