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Ohio State Animal:

White-tailed deer buck - click to see all mammal symbols
White-tailed deer buck with new spring antlers photo © Brian Jorg / CritterZone: Animal - Wildlife - Nature Stock Photography (no use allowed without a license - contact CritterZone for commercial application license).
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White-tailed Deer

See white-tailed deer video below

The Ohio General Assembly designated the white-tailed deer official state animal in 1988. 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 doe in snow - click to see all animal symbols
Photo of white-tail deer doe in snow from: Nature of New England
See All State Animals - 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:
Ohio's State Mammal - White-tailed Deer: Ohio History
Ohio State Symbols: Ohio History Central
White-tailed Deer: Animal Diversity Web; U of Michigan
Links:
White-tailed Deer: Nature Works
Forest Foods Deer Eat: MI Dept of Natural Resources
Free Photos: Nature of New England
All State Animals - Mammals


    

 

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