Young white-tailed deer in the snow
Possible Case of Deer-To-Human SARS-CoV-2 Transmission
Canadian researchers identify a highly mutated variant of the virus in white-tailed deer and link it to a human COVID-19 case in the region—though they emphasize that the infection risk to people is low.
Possible Case of Deer-To-Human SARS-CoV-2 Transmission
Possible Case of Deer-To-Human SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

Canadian researchers identify a highly mutated variant of the virus in white-tailed deer and link it to a human COVID-19 case in the region—though they emphasize that the infection risk to people is low.

Canadian researchers identify a highly mutated variant of the virus in white-tailed deer and link it to a human COVID-19 case in the region—though they emphasize that the infection risk to people is low.

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Researchers Detect Coronavirus in Iowa Deer
Chloe Tenn | Nov 3, 2021
Multiple white tailed deer tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 likely transmitted from humans, a study finds, indicating the species could act as a reservoir for the virus.
deer forest sounds
Browsing Deer Affect How A Forest Sounds
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2019
Changes in the auditory environment as a result of herbivory could influence how animals communicate, and may have implications for sound-based monitoring of species.
Image of the Day: Monkey Business
The Scientist Staff | Jan 10, 2017
For the first time, researchers have documented interspecies sexual behavior between a male Japanese macaque and a female sika deer.
Malarial Parasite Found in Deer
Catherine Offord | Feb 8, 2016
Up to one-quarter of the US white-tailed deer population may harbor a Plasmodium parasite, a study shows.
Not Your Average Deer
Karen Zusi | Dec 4, 2015
A new fossil species helps resolve the evolutionary relationships of an extinct group of ruminants.
Test-Tube Zoo Babies
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2012
A National Zoo researcher works to perfect gamete preservation and in vitro fertilization techniques in order to better manage endangered populations.