Zoo announces birth of world's smallest deer species born

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Zoo Announces Birth Of World's Smallest Deer Species


The pudu, which is native to Argentina and Chile, is the world's smallest deer species.

They're also known to have ridiculously cute offspring.

Images of a pudu fawn recently born at the Queen's Zoo in New York are making their way around the Internet and melting many hearts as they do.

The roughly 6-inch tall youngster came into the world on May 12th and brings the zoo's total exhibit count to 3.

Though he's still nursing it's anticipated that soon he'll be feasting on some pudu favorites, including leaves, kale, and carrots.

Anyone looking for an extra large dose of adorableness is encouraged to stop by the zoo for a visit.

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Zoo announces birth of world's smallest deer species born
In this May 27, 2015 photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society, a southern pudu fawn walks in its enclosure at the Queens Zoo in New York. The male southern pudu fawn, the world's smallest deer species, was born May 12 at the Queens Zoo. Southern pudus tend to be around a foot tall at the shoulder. When they're born, they're only 6 inches high, and weigh less than a pound. (Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society via AP)
Pudu deer calf named Estefan, born on April 10, 2010 at Bergzoo Halle. (Photo by Schellhorn/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
Pudu, the smallest deer in the world from Chile at Bergzoo Halle. (Photo by Schellhorn/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
A baby pudu, one of the world's smallest species of deer, stands with its mother at Edinburgh Zoo, after entering the world on February 6. The tiny pudu, who has been named Jon by his keepers, was the first to be delivered at Edinburgh Zoo since 2000.
Pudu, the smallest deer in the world from Chile. (Photo by Schellhorn/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
Honey, a baby Pudu deer, born 22 April, takes a walk in the sun at Edinburgh Zoo. (Photo via PA)
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