Rare 'hamster-sized' Java mouse-deer born in Spain
A baby Java mouse-deer, one of the smallest hoofed animals in the world, has been born at a zoo in southern Spain.
The newborn deer is "no bigger than a hamster" and weighs about 100 grams, according to staff at Bioparc Fuengirola, in Andalusia.
Adult Java mouse-deer are rarely bigger than rabbits or weigh more than 1kg (2.2lb).
Pictures courtesy of Bioparc Fuengirola.
25 Apr 2014
- From the section Science & Environment