Newborn fawns are able to walk within a few hours of being born, and within just a few weeks can run and leap with the agility of a full grown deer. Fawns typically have around 300 spots on their coats, but those fade with age. The mom uses her own scent to help her locate and hide her fawns from predators and other does. Fawns feed up to 6 times a day, switching to grass and other plants at about two weeks.
Endangered Animals Initiative
Frontier is dedicated to bringing awareness to the endangered animals within the continental U.S.A. You can learn more about our endangered animal tails here.