April 2019: Mule Deer

Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)

This month, FaunaFocus is featuring its first cervid, the mule deer!

This species is a ruminant, even-toed ungulate named for its large, mule-like ears that allow it to have extremely acute hearing. It’s also known as the black-tailed deer and can be distinguished from other deer for it’s black-tipped tail. This herbivore is abundant across most of western North America and can be found in nearly all types of habitats. This adaptive animal is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.



Create art inspired by the mule deer and share it in the FaunaFocus Discord Server or on social media with #faunafocus. Learn about more ways to get involved with FaunaFocus!


Event Date Time (CDT)
Free-For-All: Deadline April 26 12:00 pm
Free-For-All: Livestream April 27 7:00 pm


Image | © Tony’s Takes, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)


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