Baby Java mouse-deer
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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
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