Tiny Mouse Deer Born at English Zoo is ‘the height of a pencil’ — And Adorable


A husband and wife were taking in the sights at the Bristol Zoo Gardens when they came upon a tiny creature that stood about eight inches tall, had round dark button eyes, and delicate shell-pink pointed ears.

“Is that a mouse, dear?” asked the wife.

“No,” the husband answered, “it’s a mouse deer.”

While this conversation can’t be reported as verbatim, it could well have taken place because mother mouse deer Brienne and proud papa mouse deer Jorah welcomed a new addition to their family a little over a month ago.

Proving the adage that good things come in small packages, the bouncing baby lesser Malaysian mouse deer fawn is the height of a standard pencil.

It’s only the second of its species to be born…

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