Meet the Zoo: Tufted Deer Fawn
June 25, 2012
The family of tufted deer at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo has grown considerably in recent years. Gage and Lucy, the zoo’s established deer couple, have produced their third offspring.
The new fawn is the adult pair’s first boy. He is quickly becoming independent and is exploring the lush exhibit on his own. Born on May 18, the young deer proved to be adventurous right from the start. The first day after his birth, he followed Lucy out of the barn into the exhibit, wobbling a bit as he learned to balance on his tiny legs. Visitors were charmed by the tiny deer as he carefully maneuvered over little twigs and rocks and sniffed around the grass and shrubs.
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