Introduces the different mammals that live in the forest and the dangers they face from forest fires, logging, and pollution.
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Taken from Chapter 8: The white-tailed deer Bony branches The male deer, or buck, begins to grow antlers when he is about two years old. The size of the antlers and the number of branches, or points, they have depend on how good the deer's diet has been. The antlers of a five-year-old buck are the most highly developed. Before and after this bucks have smaller antlers with fewer points. Antlers grow from May to August. They are shed for the winter. You might think that these sharp, bony antlers are used for protection. In actual fact, they are not much of a defense at all. Antlers can become entangled in the antlers of other deer or in nearby trees. The deer can then be easily attacked by a predator. The main reason deer use their antlers is to compete for a female during mating season. Bucks bring their antlers together and push each other back and forth. The male that does the most pushing gets the chance to mate with the chosen female.Review:
These books [North American Wildlife series] belong in every home library. They will be read and reread many times over. They are uniformly excellent and earn the highest recommendation -- Provident Book Finder, March 1989
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Book Description Crabtree Publishing Company, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110865051852
Book Description Crabtree Publishing Company. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0865051852 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0453573
Book Description Crabtree Publishing Company, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0865051852