Petite Pudu Makes Big Debut

Pudu fawn at Detroit Zoo
Detroit Zoo

At less than 1 month old, a tiny baby girl made her first big public appearance in June, just in time for the Detroit Zoo’s annual fund-raiser.

The little southern pudu was born on May 20 to 6-year-old Carol and 7-year-old T. Roy. She joins big sister Hamill Girl, who was born in 2012.

The smallest species of deer, the southern pudu is native to the rainforest of Chile and Argentina, and reaches just 18 inches at the shoulder when it’s full grown.

Pudu fawn at Detroit Zoo
Detroit Zoo
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