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Monday, June 8, 2015

Southern Pudu Fawn, Born at the Queens Zoo: The World’s Smallest Deer Species

New York has a new, very small, very adorable deer fawn. The Wildlife Conservation Society announced that on May 12 a male southern pudu fawn was born at the Queens Zoo.

The baby pudu looks something like a cross between a deer, a puppy, and a baby goat—a serious cuteness trifecta. According to the WCS, pudu, which are the “world’s smallest deer species,” are good “jumpers and sprinters” and “bark” in the face of a threat, but are also “shy” creatures. This baby pudu, who has yet to be named, was 6 inches tall and 6 inches long at birth.

If you are eager to see more pudu, the birth of this little guy means that there are now three pudu on exhibit at the zoo. 

This is not the Pudu born at the Queens Zoo

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