Mule Deer

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Mule Deer

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Character Data
Japanese Name: ミュールジカ
Romanised Name: Myūrujika
First Featured in: Kemono Friends (2015 Game)
Animal Data
Scientific Name: Odocoileus hemionus
Distribution: Western North America
Diet: Herbivore
Average Lifespan in the Wild: 9-11 years
Read More: Mule deer
Conservation Status: Status iucn3.1 LC.svg.png
Mule Deer Nexon Game

The Mule Deer is a type of Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.

Appearance

Mule Deer has light brown hair that puffs out at the behind. It fades into a darker tone in her two side bangs and at the behind - those bangs are held by small red clips, and she has two white strands of hair that stand upright to represent horns.

She has a light brown serafuku with a red tie and a white undershirt, as well as white underlines. It fates into white at the end of the sleeves - she has a criss-cross patterned dark brown skirt, thighhighs that are brown and fade into white, and white shoes that are black at the end.

Like all horned friends, she has a spear-like weapon that has her animal's horns at the two ends. Additionally, she also has, like all Friends in general, the traits of the animal species she once belonged to - the ears and tail of a mule deer.

In her artwork, she is shown holding an apple.

In Real Life

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The mule deer is a social species of deer native to western North America. They are usually dark grey, but can also be lighter in colour and even appear red. They have a white rump patch around their tail, which has a black tip. Their nose is black and their forehead is darker in colour than their lighter face and neck. They have big ears and antlers which they shed yearly. They are around one meter in height and 2 meters in length. Their diet consists of the more nutritious plantlife, such as buds, flowers, fruit and lichens.

During mating season in winter, mule deer form herds in their winter ranges. In that time, males become very aggressive and attack each other as well as females. The herds disperse in spring and split into smaller groups of either males or females with their offspring. After a gestation period of around 200 days, a litter of usually two fawns is born. Male mule deer will practice and train starting in fall and fight each other to prepare for the mating season and to establish a social hierarchy.

The female groups are found in areas with less nutritious ressources which are safer due to less predators and may even go close to human settlements. The males need more nutritions for antler and general body growth which also attracts predators due to the abundance of other prey animals.

Mule deer can spot movements up to 600 meters away and detect different smells up to one kilometer away. If they are in danger, they will escape by leaping repeatedly, which, while not very fast, gives them an advantage when fleeing in rough terrain or uphill. Predators include coyotes, bobcats, feral dogs, bears and pumas. Other threats to the mule deer are hunting and habitat loss caused by humans.

Trivia

  • Mule deer got their name due to their large ears reminiscent of mules.
  • Female mule deer can breed with male white-tailed deer, though the resulting hybrid offspring has a very low chance of survival due to the very different survival strategies of the two species.

References

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