World's Smallest Deer Born at Queens Zoo

Monday, July 08, 2013

A Southern pudu born at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Queens Zoo (Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society)

A Southern Pudu, a member of the world's smallest deer species, was born at the Queens Zoo last month.

The fawn, which weighed just one pound, could weigh as much as 20 pounds as an adult and be up to 14 inches high at the shoulder. 

Pudus bark when they sense danger and are excellent jumpers, sprinters and climbers. Southern pudu are native to Chile and Argentina and are considered a vulnerable species. 


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