The deer has an excellent sense of hearing. When unsure of a sound, it stays still, or freezes , to blend in with its surroundings. While gentle, the deer is determined to follow its own path. The stag, or male deer, symbolizes life, wisdom, and virility.
Bears are symbols of strength and bravery, and are often found on European heraldry. Because bears hibernate, they signify resurrection and the power of life over death. Bears can also represent bad temper, but most of the time they are gentle and good-natured, and often quite playful.
When the first fawn was born, its mother asked the Creator to find a way to protect her gentle and fragile offspring. So, God came to the forest and painted spots on a special coat for the baby to wear. From that day forward, as long as it remains still, the fawn s spotted coat hides it from enemies.