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The World’s Smallest Deer Species Born at New York’s Queens Zoo

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Wildlife Conservation Society

The world’s smallest deer species, the pudu, gives birth a tiny fawn at Queens Zoo in New York.

The Wildlife Conservation Society celebrated the birth of a pudu fawn, the world’s smallest deer, at the Queens Zoo in New York. This is a great success since pudu have been listed as a endangered species since 2009.

The three pudus (mother, father and fawn) will remain on display and part of an active breeding program to help save the species from being wiped out. This is the third year in a row that this pair have successfully mated and had a fawn.

Pudu are native to the rainforest of Chile and Argentina. They are only six inches tall when born and reach a max height of 13-17 inches. They are incredibly fast and capable of jumping great heights when needed.

Not to mention, they are adorable and oh-so-tiny.

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The World’s Smallest Deer Species Born at New York’s Queens Zoo