Key DeerOdocoileus virginianus clavium
Facts About Key Deer
The largest males typically stand only about 1 meter at the shoulder and weigh a maximum of around 85 lbs. Females are smaller, weighing on average 65 pounds.
Key deer inhabit 20-25 islands in the lower Florida Keys, ranging from No Name and Big Pine Key westward to the Sugarloaf Keys.
Key deer feed on over 100 different species of native plants; you can help keep the key deer population healthy by not feeding them.
Page Photo Credits Key Deer: Kristie Killam/USFWS
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2016