Thursday 29 September 2016

Adorable tiny pudu deer melts the internet's heart

Published 10/06/2015 | 11:32

Southern Pudu fawn explores its enclosure at the Queens Zoo, New York
Southern Pudu fawn explores its enclosure at the Queens Zoo, New York

Fawns are cute, but a Pudu fawn, the smallest species of deer, is new levels of adorable.

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Queens Zoo's newest pudu arrival, born on May 12, is winning fans around the world due to its unstoppable cuteness and social media prowess.

Southern Pudu live in southern Chile and Argentina and are the world's smallest species of deer, ranging in size from 32 to 44cm tall.

Pudu are an endangered species due to overhunting and habitat loss.

For an example of a pudu fawn in action, look at the youtube clip below of a five day old fawn in Detroit Zoo.

 

Check out Queens Zoo for more info on their new arrival

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