The world’s smallest deer species just added another little bundle of joy to their herd when a little southern pudu fawn was born at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo in New York City last month (May 12). Like proud parents, the Zoo announced the happy news on Instagram yesterday:
Brace yourself – we have a pudu baby! This little guy was born in May, but has very quickly become a visitor favorite. We can’t think of a better time to plan a visit!
The fawn, a male, was only 6 inches tall and 6 inches long and weighed in at only about one pound at birth. In a WCS Press Release, Barbara Russo said, “the male fawn is still nursing but will soon transition to a diet of fresh leaves, grain, kale, carrots and hay.”
This little guy is now one of three pudus at the Zoo and is part of the Species Survival Program (SSP), a cooperative breeding program designed to enhance the genetic viability and demographic stability of animal populations in zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
You can ‘fawn’ over their new addition at The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo. For further information, call 718-271-1500 or visit www.queenszoo.com.
A-deer-able! Get ready to ‘fawn’ over this little guy.