As I’m sure you already know, Doctor John Dolittle appears as the the main character who can speak the language of the animals in a series of children’s books by Hugh Lofting.
That was in the fictional world.
Wild animals are not comfortable around humans in the real world.
Lots and lots of deer not only walk through my sister and brother-in-law’s yard, but they also sit and rest. Obviously, the deer feel comfortable relaxing in the company of this lovely couple.
I know that secretly they are the real Doctor and Mrs. Doolittle.