Suckling Fawn (image) University of Chicago Press Journals Caption Experiments showed that fawns can distinguish the calls of their mother from those of other females, but adult female deer are not able to discriminate between calls of their own offspring and other fawns. Credit Courtesy Marco V.G. Torriani Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.