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Extremely rare Philippine spotted deer born at Chester Zoo in England

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Image from: Chester Zoo
An extremely rare Philippine spotted deer named Lyra was born in Chester Zoo in England.
The fawn that was born at three kilograms is a part of a successful conservation breeding program of the Philippine government with England.
The deer, born weighing three kilograms is a part of a successful conservation breeding program of the Philippine government with England.
According to Chester Zoo, Lyra was named after a constellation, as her mother's name is Nova and her father's name is Cosmos.
"Every Philippine spotted deer birth is absolutely crucial to the long-term survival of the species, so we were absolutely overjoyed to see a fluffy bundle alongside mum Nova one morning. The female calf, who we've named Lyra, is our new little star," said Chester Zoo keeper Emma Evison.
"The female calf, who we've named Lyra, is our new little star," Evison said.
To date, only 700 Philippine spotted deer are existing, making them an endangered specie. This type of deer can only be seen on the islands of Panay and Negros. (KBAPI)

Last Modified: 2022-May-04 17.17.44 UTC+0800