Rare deer calf attracts visitors to Edinburgh Zoo



A rare newborn deer calf has been entrancing visitors at a zoo.
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The Visayan spotted deer was born over the weekend at Edinburgh Zoo and it is the first time the species has bred there.
Listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List, it is believed to be one of the rarest and most narrowly distributed mammals in the world.
The Visayan spotted deer, also known as the Philippine spotted deer, is found only on the Western Visayan islands of the central Philippines.
Jo Elliott, animal collections manager at the zoo, said: “The young... read more

 
13 October 2016 in Environment, Views: 42
Source: Scotsman
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