PHOTOS:  WHERE THE DEER AND THE ANTELOPE PLAY

PHOTOS: WHERE THE DEER AND THE ANTELOPE PLAY

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I discovered the grace and beauty of deer at the same time as most other kids did — when I first saw the movie, “Bambi”.   To this day, I think it’s the best animated Disney movie, one that tugs at your heart strings like no other. 

Of course, I also grew up on the prairies where the deer and the antelope do, indeed, play. 

Did you ever wonder what the difference is between deer and antelope?  OK, it’s probably just me, but then I wonder about everything.  The main difference is that, with the males, deer have antlers that shed and grow every year, and antelope have horns which are permanent.  Also, deer antlers branch out, and antelope horns don’t.  Now you know.

There are some 150 species of deer and antelope combined.  Here are just a few I’ve met in my travels.

Elk, Omega Park, Quebec

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Oryx, Etosha National Park

Dik dik, Etosha National Park

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