Tiny Baby Deer Born in Britain
Published on September 30, 2013
How do you do, pudu?
Weighing less than a bag of sugar at birth, this fawn is now a little over two months old. Thor was born to mom Serena and dad Odin at the U.K.’s Chester Zoo on June 19.
The pudu is the world’s smallest deer species.
“Despite being small in stature, pudu are very, very good sprinters,” said keeper Sarah Roffe. “And what they lack in size, they make up for in strategy — running in zigzags to try and escape from less nimble predators.”
Even when he’s fully grown, Thor will measure only about 15 inches at the shoulder, and will weigh between 20 and 33 pounds, with little 4-inch antlers.