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Exhibits
Hall of Mammals

Photographs of the new Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals

Mother and baby White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

In the North American temperate forest, many mammals give birth in the spring when food is abundant. Only a few days old, fawns nibble tender spring buds, twigs, and shrubs. A fawn’s spots help camouflage it in the dappled light of the forest.

©Smithsonian Institution, 2003



Hunter in decoy mask

Orientation wall

Morgie Leopard with Impala

South American Anteaters

Red Kangaroos

Mother and baby White-tailed Deer

Polar Bear

Overview of exhibit