Seneca White Deer

Local nameSeneca White Deer
LocationNew York, USA

The Seneca white deer are a rare herd of deer living within the confines of the former Seneca Army Depot in Seneca County, New York. When the 10,600-acre depot was created in 1941, a 24-mile fence was erected around its perimeter, isolating a small herd of white-tailed deer, some of which had white coats. These deer are not albino, but instead carry a set of recessive genes for all-white coats. The isolation of the herd causes high levels of inbreeding.In the 1950s, the depot commander forbade GIs from shooting any white deer. The deer population has since grown to about 700 head, approximately 300 of which are white, making it the largest herd of white deer in the world.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seneca_white_deer

Official website http://www.senecawhitedeer.org/

Address 4780 Deuel Road, Canandaigua, NY 14424, USA

Coordinates 42°47'24.734" N -77°19'23.2" E

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