Deer do regularly use their speed and agility to navigate dangerous situations like escaping from predators or other intruders, chasing competitors or potential mates, and to access better locations of cover or food.
This fawn too has got the jumping instinct from its genes and seen following its mother who is watchful of potential predators inside the Dammanakatte Range of Nagarahole Tiger Reserve last evening.
For the record, researchers say that when a young animal plays, the more rapidly its brain grows and the quicker they learn.
[Pic. by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav]