'Extinct' fawn born at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (3 images)

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An ‘extinct’ deer has taken its first wobbly steps under the watchful eye of its doting mum at a UK zoo. The tiny Pere David’s fawn, which weighed just 11 kilograms at birth was born in May at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Declared extinct in the wild in 2008, by the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species, the rare deer species is endemic to the grasslands of China. Zookeeper Graeme Williamson said: “The birth of an animal which is classified as Extinct in the...
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