On May 12th, an adorable Pudu deer was born at the Queens Zoo in New York City, making it the newest member of the world's smallest deer species. At the time of its birth, the adorable little male fawn weighed exactly 1 pound and measured a mere 6 inches long and 6 inches tall. Of course baby animals can be tiny but, typically, as it gets older, this lovable type of deer will only grow to be about 12 to 14 inches tall. As the Pudu reaches adulthood, its distinct white spots will also fade over time.
Pudu are a unique subspecies of the South American deer and they are generally reclusive animals. They don't interact much with others for any purpose other than to mate. As of right now, Queens Zoo has three of these pint-sized creatures on display. If you're in New York, you can stop by to welcome the little fawn. For more info about entry to the zoo, visit the Queens Zoo's website.