The searching period for newborn fawns
(n = 61) was based on actual field observation (K.
For both captive and wild, length, width and volume of yearling and adult (or non-fawn
) pellets were greater than fawns
, but length-width ratio was larger for fawns
, indicating fawn
pellets were rounder than either yearling or adult pellets (Fig.
We monitored fawns
at least once daily from capture (July-August) through 12 November 2007 and through 22 October 2008.
Furthermore, research has shown that many fawns
cared for by people have a greatly decreased chance of survival once they are released back into the wild, compared to deer raised by their mothers.
This always leads to a gross overestimate of the number of fawns
recruited into the herd.
were captured as part of a study of deer habitat and predator-prey relationships in the temperate rainforest ecosystem of Southeast Alaska.
Nevertheless, coyotes impact young fawns
to some degree everywhere they exist.
These dominant females were known to recruit more fawns
and to live in large secure (from hunters and other predators) home ranges compared to subordinate females (Nelson and Mech 1999, Nixon et al.
Alex says the fawns
adopt her as their mum and no longer think of her as human.
were located at least once every day for the first 2 mo and then located once a week until they reached 6 mo of age or the expandable collar fell off.
During the winter phase of the trial, the cameras again recorded fawns
with does, though at reduced numbers, probably because of the drought, Higginbotham said.
THIS little fawn
had a tragic start in life - born after its mother was hit and killed by a car.
Keith Lipthorpe used to run the club with his late brother Jim, while Lynn Horsman and Sandy Whyte used to be Fiesta Fawns
can distinguish their mom's voice from another deer's, but a mom can't pick out her fawn
's call, researchers say.
The possibility to age young fawns
in a consistent manner is paramount considering that problems with recruitment may be at the heart of huemul recovery (Smith-Flueck, 2000; Smith-Flueck and Flueck, 2001).