Prepare for cute. Meet our pudu fawn!

June 14, 2017

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher©WCS

Say hello to our new pudu fawn! As you may know, pudus are the world’s smallest deer species. This little guy was born in May. The white spots on his fur will fade as he gets older and grows to a whopping foot tall.

Although he’s small, he’s a big win for the Vulnerable species. As part of the Species Survival Plan, the Queens Zoo has bred four pudu fawns in the past five years to help conservation of these animals in the wild.

Pudus have some interesting adaptations, like the fact that they bark when they sense danger! Or that they run in a zig-zag pattern to escape predators.

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