- Baby roe deer (called fawns or kids)
Baby deer have white spots on their coats. These spots go after about two months. These fawns have almost lost their white spots already.
When baby roe are first born, their mum leaves them in long grass all day until they are strong enough to run away from foxes. Dad and I once startled two young roe fawns when we walking through long grass one summer.
(I wrote about baby deer in May as well. You can read it here. )
- Baby foxes (called cubs or kits)
Dad saw these cubs at the end of May. He was following a deer track and saw them playing near their den which was next to a forest track.
Red foxes have sex in late January and February and the babies are born in March or early April. These cubs must have been about a month-and-a-half old. He saw three of them, but there are usually between three and seven babies born at the same time. Fox cubs are born blind, deaf and without teeth, and their mum stays with them for them first two or three weeks until they can move around by themselves.
The fox cubs fight to find out which one is the most dominant. The dominant cubs will be like the boss, and get most of the food.
- Baby red deer (called calves)
- Baby swans (called cygnets)
- Baby coots (called chicks)
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