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Published:June 9th, 2015 10:47 EST

Newborn Pudu Welcomed at New York Zoo

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Visitors to New York City`s Queens Zoo are fawning over a newborn southern pudu, the world`s smallest deer species.


Pudu can grow up to 14 inches at the shoulder. They are shy and can bark when they are scared. They also run in a zig-zag pattern to confuse predators. Southern pudu are native to Chile and Argentina."


Someone told me it`s all happening at the zoo.
I do believe it, I do believe it`s true.

If you thought Bambi was cute, that a look at a picture of this pudu:

Pudu are on the endangered list, primarily because of overhunting and habitat loss, which begs the question: What kind of monster would hunt pudu? Anyone caught hunting pudu should be beheaded, disemboweled and set on fire.

It`s all happening at New York City`s Queen Zoo, this is the third pudu to be born there in the last three years.

The pudu are shy and easily startled, I just pray that the New York crowds won`t freak out the adorable creature.

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