Hiding Fawn (image) University of Chicago Press Journals Caption Newborn fawns lie concealed and silent in vegetation away from their mothers to avoid detection by predators, and mothers return intermittently to feed them. Vocal communication is very important for ungulate hider species, because mothers and offspring rely on contact calls for reunions to occur. 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.