Cuteness Alert! Tiniest Deer Species Born at Queens Zoo

NEW YORK (AP) -
A southern pudu fawn walks in its enclosure at the Queens Zoo. (Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society via AP)
A southern pudu fawn walks in its enclosure at the Queens Zoo. (Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society via AP)

A tiny deer is generating a giant dose of cuteness in New York City. The Wildlife Conservation Society sent out a baby announcement Monday. It’s a boy!

The southern pudu fawn — the world’s smallest deer species — was born May 12 at the Queens Zoo. He is still nursing but soon will be munching on leaves, grain, kale and hay.

“Growing up” won’t be much of a vertical process. Southern pudus are only 6 inches high and weigh less than a pound at birth. But they never get more than a foot tall at the shoulder.