white tailed deer
deer herd gathered and feeding in forested neighborhood.
Odocoileus virginianus. Please acknowledge any use of this photo: Andy Jones, Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), also known as the Virginia deer or simply as the whitetail, is a medium-sized deer native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America as far south as Peru. It has also been introduced to New Zealand and some countries in Europe, such as Finland, Czech Republic, and Serbia. In the Americas, it is the most widely distributed wild ungulate.