Cliff – Black-Tailed Deer

Cliff – Black-Tailed Deer

Cliff is a male black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus) who was injured at birth and brought to the Foundation from another wildlife facility. Due to his injury at birth, he cannot be released back into the wild. Cliff will remain at the Foundation with his enclosure companions Wentz and Toby and be an ambassador to his species. The black-tailed deer’s diet changes based on season. In winter and early spring, they forage on lichens, red huckleberries, western red cedar, and deer fern. In late spring and fall, they forage on grasses, blackberries, apples, and maple. Black-tailed deer have...

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Toby – Black-Tailed Deer

Toby – Black-Tailed Deer

Toby is a male black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus) who was named after one of our volunteers who has helped the Foundation tremendously. Toby was brought to the Foundation by California Fish and Wildlife because he was illegally owned and imprinted by humans. When an animal is imprinted by humans they lose their natural fear of humans and may wander too close to humans and risk putting both animal and human in danger. It is very difficult and in several cases impossible to reverse imprinting and therefore the animal is unable to be released back into the wild. Toby will remain at the...

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