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VIDEO: Prospect Park Zoo welcomes new baby tufted deer

The fawn was born earlier this month and is making its first public appearance.

Oh deer!

Ababy tufted deer who was born earlier this month atProspect Zoo Park is making its public appearance Monday.

Thefawn is male and was born to mother Lucy and father Gage on Aug. 2. According to zoo officials, this is Lucy’s seventh fawn.

Tufted deer are a small species of Asian deer and gets its name from the thick clump of black hair on the top of its head.

Although this particular species is not endangered, tufted deer populations are dwindling because of hunting and loss of habitat in its native land in areas between China and the northeastern parts of Myanmar.

 

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