Mule Deer

Mule Deer

Mule Deer
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Sub Family: Capreolinae
Genus: Odocoileus
Species: hemionus

Vital Stats
Weight: 125-330 lbs.
Length with tail: 50-85"
Shoulder Height: 3-3.5"
Sexual Maturity: 2 years
Mating Season: Oct.- Nov.
Gestation Period: 195-212 days
No. of Young: 1-4, 2 avg.
Birth Interval: 1 year
Lifespan: 10 years in the wild
Typical diet: various vegetation

Geography – Range
Throughout the entire western United States, including the four deserts of the American Southwest

Related Species
There are 2 major subspecies: the Mule Deer, with tail white above, tipped with black; and the Black-tailed Deer, with tail black or brown above.

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