A fawn from the smallest species of deer in the world has been born at the United Kingdom's Chester Zoo. The baby Southern Pudu, who was born on June 19, is part of an international conservation breeding program to protect this endangered species.
The tiny deer, named Thor by his keepers, weighed less than two pounds (900g) when he was born to his mom Serena and dad Odin. A fully-grown Pudu is only 15 inches (38 cm) tall at the shoulders.
The Pudu is native to the rainforests of Chile and Argentina. Their numbers have declined due in part to their rainforest habitat being destroyed and cleared for cattle ranching and other human developments.