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White-Tailed Deer

Wisconsin State Wildlife Animal

White-tailed deer buck photo © Richard Mousel /  CritterZone: Animal-Wildlife-Nature Stock Photography (all rights reserved; used by permission). All State Mammals

Official State Wildlife Animal of Wisconsin

Wisconsin designated white-tailed deer as the "state wildlife animal" in 1957; the badger is, of course, Wisconsin's "state animal," and the dairy cow is also recognized as the "state domesticated animal." White-tailed deer are an official symbol of eleven states! All State Mammals

White-tailed Deer Facts

The white-tailed deer is an animal of incredible beauty, grace, and power - 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.