The Mule Deer is a North American deer that is closely related to the White-tailed Deer. They are named for their large ears, which look a bit like those of a mule. The Mule Deer is the smallest deer in North America, and they are typically about 3 feet tall at the shoulder and weigh around 100 pounds.
Mule Deer live in western North America in a variety of habitats, including forests, woodlands, brushlands, and grasslands. They eat a variety of things, including leaves, twigs, shoots, berries, grasses, and plants.
Mule Deer are shy animals and are most active at night. They have excellent vision and hearing, and can run up to 35 miles per hour. They are also excellent jumpers, and can leap up to 10 feet high.