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teeny-tiny

A deer the size of a hamster was born in a Spanish zoo

We want one. NOW.

LOOKIT. IT’S SO teeny tiny.

A fawn was born in the Bioparc Fuengirola, but it’s not likely to be found running in front of your car in the Phoenix Park any time soon.

No, this is a baby Java mouse-deer, the smallest hoofed animal in the world. The newborn weighs only 100 grams and according to zoo staff, is “no bigger than a hamster”.

The unique deer usually grow to the size of a small rabbit and males have no antlers but tusk-like canine teeth for defence.

There are only 43 of the little lads in Europe, and this is the eight to be born in Fuegirola Bioparc as part of their conservation programme, as unfortunately, the deer are regularly hunted to be eaten as a delicacy or for their pelts.

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HOW COULD THEY?

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