Deer and Antelope

This is a combined group composed of 51 species of deer (family Cervidae) and 91 species of antelopes from the family Bovidae. They occur on all continents except for Antarctica and are found on many islands due to introduction by humans. All the species are herbivorous and are found in all habitats with vegetation during most of the year. These species are well detected with camera traps, as all are terrestrial and mostly medium to large bodied (7 ‚?? 1000 kg).

All Deer and Antelope in the Smithsonian Wild


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