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A visitor told this correspondent that he has come to the zoo along with his two sons to see the two fawns .
The charity warned that mother deers often leave fawns alone to go off foraging.
Later births appear to be disadvantaged, as later-born fawns are lighter (Pelabon 1997) and have higher mortality rates (Bienioschek et al.
Cast sheep sold to PS93 for a pen of big Texel cross ewes, also from The Fawns, to Jeff Dunn.
Fawning starts in the pen in mid-February and most fawns are born in March and April (Wilson et al.
Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) were also present and have the ability to prey upon fawns (Goodwin, 1977; Duquette et al.
Fawning season for white-tailed deer has begun in Delaware, with most fawns born during the last week of May through the first week of June.
But those folks who hunt in areas where the number of deer have been decreasing during the past few years should be concerned about fawns.
This consistent "fawn drop" allows those fawns a greater survival rate because predators have a brief surplus of food.
In addition, Bald Eagles have killed young ungulates during summer, including fawns of White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus; Duquette and others 2011), lambs of domestic sheep (Smith 1936; McEneaney and Jenkins 1983), and likely Woodland Caribou calves (Rangifer tarandus caribou; Environment Canada 2011).
A little research shows that a recent study done in my home state of Wisconsin cites black bears as the number-one cause of mortality in fawns in our northern forest region, and it is well known in the state that the reintroduction of elk near Clam Lake has been slow due to black bear predation on calves.
Research conducted by DEC wildlife biologists in 2007-2009 found that approximately 4% of pregnant adult females had triplet fawns in utero.