Behold: Hamster-Size Deer Born in Spain
Deer-mouse is super-endangered
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2014 7:41 AM CDT
A chevrotain, or mouse deer, feeds in its enclosure at Zurich Zoo, Switzerland, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.   (AP Photo/Keystone/Patrick B. Kraemer)

(Newser) – This baby makes 43: A tiny, hoofed deer—the world's smallest at about the size of a hamster—has been born in Spain, weighing in at about 4 ounces, reports Phys.org. The deer-mouse, aka "tragulus javanicus," was born April 9 at a nature park and "is growing very fast," a spokeswoman says. The cub is still too small to determine its sex and is thus still unnamed. The critters, of which there are only 42 others largely because of deforestation in Southeast Asia, grow to be about 2 pounds in adulthood.

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Richard M
Apr 28, 2014 11:49 AM CDT
Everything is endangered in Asia. Asians eat anything alive, monkeys, dogs,cats, rats, bugs, and even deer nice. If they don't eat it, they pollute the environment where nothing can live.
Mad
Apr 28, 2014 12:24 AM CDT
Hate to say it -- but, fu(king cute!
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Apr 27, 2014 8:50 PM CDT
It's a mouse not a dear.