Four super cute Père David's Deer fawns were born earlier this month at the Bronx Zoo. As of 2008, Père David's Deer are completely extinct in the wild, with only pockets of herds at various zoos and private reserves around the world. There are only about 600 of them in existence, so the addition of these four fawns is a big deal.
The Père David's deer might seem somewhat unassuming, but the species has some adaptations unlike any other deer. They have long tails, branch-like antlers, and splayed hooves that would indicate that they are adapted to live in a marsh-like environment, but no one knows for sure how the species evolved or the environment it once lived in the wild.
Check out the young deer at the Bronx Zoo anytime during normal operating hours.
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