Walks & Talks – The Piebald Deer of Moran State Park
July 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Piebaldism is a relatively rare genetic combination in black-tailed deer that can include a range of effects. The most obvious is coat coloration, but there can be skeletal alignment problems, from mild to severe. This is because some of the same genes that code for coat color also code for skeletal traits. The occurrence of piebaldism in the black-tailed deer of Moran State Park is considerably higher than in other parts of the black-tailed deer’s range, and we will explore possible reasons why. For adults and students.