This male deer fawn is a tiny, little creature, only six inches long and weighing one pound, making him roughly equivalent to a loaf of bread in weight.
At the Queens Zoo in New York City, a newborn deer was born on May 12. He is a member of the tiniest deer species in the world, the Pudu.
A subspecies of South American deer, pudu are solitary creatures who only interact socially to mating. Due of their little size, Pudu view horned owls as predators.
Three Pudu deer are now on show at Queens Zoo. This lovely newborn deer will soon start eating leaves, grain, kale, carrots, and hay although it is still breastfeeding.
As the Pudu fawn gets older, the white spots on his dark fur will vanish. However, in his situation, “growing up” won’t be a particularly vertical process.
Take a look at this adorable video of a 5-day-old Pudu born in the Detroit Zoo: