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New Hampshire State Animal

Photo of white-tailed deer doe - click to see all animal symbols
White-tailed deer in snow; photo by Bev Currie on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works). All State Mammals.

White-Tailed Deer

White-tailed deer video

New Hampshire designated the white-tailed deer as state animal in 1983. An animal of incredible beauty and power, white-tailed deer are able to run up to 40 miles per hour, jump 9 foot fences, and swim 13 miles per hour. The white underside of the deer's tail waves when running and is flashed as a warning when danger is sensed. Both native Americans and settlers relied on the white-tailed deer for buckskin and food.

White-tailed deer buck - click to see all state mammals
White-tailed deer (doe) in the forest: photo by Eugene Wilson on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution). All State Mammals.

Eleven states have designated the white-tailed deer as a state symbol: Arkansas - Illinois - Michigan - Mississippi - Nebraska - New Hampshire - Ohio - Oklahoma - Pennsylvania - South Carolina - Wisconsin.

Source:
New Hampshire Fast Facts: New Hampshire Almanac
Links:
White-tailed Deer: Nature Works
Free Photos: Nature of New England
Forest Foods Deer Eat: MI Dept of Natural Resources
White-tailed Deer: Animal Diversity Web; U of Michigan
All State Animals - Mammals


    

 

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5-6-7-8-9-10
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