Female mule deer feeding and protecting her fawn in Alberta Canada
Contributor:Rick Rudnicki / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:92.4 MB (6.1 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:4640 x 6960 px | 39.3 x 58.9 cm | 15.5 x 23.2 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:14 June 2018
The mule deer gets its name from its overly large ears. In its scientific classification, Odocoileus hemionus, the species name is Latin for “half-mule.Mule deer females usually give birth to two fawns, although if it is their first time having a fawn, they often have just one.