Do you know what a reindeer, rhinoceros, deer and a mountain goat have in common? They all have antlers and horns. While there are many famous horned animals like Rudolph from "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," Morty from "Northern Exposure," and Bullwinkle from "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends," many more of these majestic animals have been gathered to test your knowledge of these creatures.
Here are some fun facts about antlered and horned animals: A majority of a rhinoceros's horn is made of keratin, the same protein that makes up our hair and fingernails. In addition to this, to keep the horn strong, patches of calcium are in it, and to protect the horn from the dangers of UV rays, melanin helps the horn from deteriorating. An easy way to tell the age of a deer is the number of points on the main beam of their antlers: a one-year-old deer will have four points and a three-year-old buck will have eight points. There are many sports teams that use a buffalo or bison as their mascots, including the Buffalo Bills, the Oklahoma Thunder and many college teams. Herds of elk are segregated according to their gender, and although a single bull has a harem of cows, it is a matriarchy, run by a single female.
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