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White-tailed deer fawns are an im­pos­si­bly cute sign that spring has sprung

Gen­er­ally born in late spring, white-tailed deer fawns weigh 2 to 4 kg at birth. A new­born can get to its feet within min­utes, and soon af­ter is suck­ling the mother for her rich milk. Fee­ble and wob­bly for the first weeks, it is born scent­less and cam­ou­flaged (the white spots dis­ap­pear in the first year) so it is not long be­fore the doe can leave it unat­tended for hours at a time. Photo by Robert Mc­caw.

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