This is the South American Pudu, the smallest deer in the Western Hemisphere: 18 inches tall, 25 pounds maximum, native to the temperate rainforests of southern Chile and Argentina. They are a threatened species due to habitat loss, domestic dogs, and other deer herds. The Pudu is more than a curse word in Star Wars (I). Now you know it exists.
Baby deer from endangered species born in NYC
This photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society shows a newborn Southern pudu, native to Chile and Argentina, a member of the world's smallest deer species, that was born at the Queens Zoo last month in New York. The doe weighed 1 pound at birth. (AP Photo/Wildlife Conservation Society, Julie Larsen Maher) Summer 2013
The pudús (Mapudungun püdü or püdu, Spanish: pudú, Spanish pronunciation: [puˈðu]) are two subspecies of South American deer from the genus Pudu, and are the world's smallest deer. Pudús range in size from 32 to 44 centimeters (13 to 17 in) tall, and up to 85 centimeters (33 in) long Pudupuda hem 8 FdoVidal Villarr 08Abr06-PhotoJimenez.JPG