Think you pulled the trigger on a small deer this year? At least it wasn’t the size of a mouse!
The Chester Zoo in England received a little Christmas present this year, but it’s big news for an endangered species. For the first time, a Philippine mouse-deer has been born in the UK, and it’s drawing attention from all across the world.
Contrary to its common name, the Philippine mouse-deer doesn’t belong to the deer family, rather it’s a member of the chevrotain family. The male of this species doesn’t have antlers like a true deer, although it would be kind of cool to have a little baby buck running around the house. These little guys use their large, tusk-like teeth for self defense or fights with other males instead.