What Height Are Deer?

Adult white-tailed deer measure between 36 and 42 inches tall at the shoulder, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Adults have a length of around 72 inches and weigh, on average, 203 and 155 pounds, respectively.

The species can be found across the majority of North America, with a few exceptions in the west and southwest of the country. The white underside of the deer’s tail, which it displays when it detects danger, gave the animal its name.

These herbivores can run at speeds of up to 30 mph and leap as high as 10 feet in a single bound to avoid predators.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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