The Red River Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a male Muntjac Fawn.

Muntjac are some of the world’s oldest and smallest deer. Native to Northern China, Muntjac males have antlers and tusks which are used to fight for territory.

The Red River Zoo has successfully bred Muntjac to help create greater genetic diversity for the captive population in North America. Once old enough, the offspring are sent to other zoos to help with their breeding programs.

The fawn was born Monday, September 29th and is on exhibit with his parents in the Brown Eared Pheasant and Muntjac exhibit.