This is a southern pudu fawn that was born May 12 at the Queens Zoo. The southern pudu is native to Chile and Argentina. It is the world’s smallest deer. The tallest it will ever get is 18 inches high. It’s cute as hell.
Unfortunately, it’s so cute that looking upon it will cause your heart to completely explode seven days from now and you will die. The pudu will literally kill you with cute overload. It takes a few days, because every time you think of the baby deer your heart bursts a little more. Sorry for killing you, but you had to see this fawn. Look at his little leg. Totally worth not being alive anymore for that, right? RIP everyone. Make sure you leave enough kale for the pudu fawn so he survives once there’s no one left to feed him.
The Queens Zoo has three of these guys. If you see all three at once, you’ll die on the spot.
(Photos: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS)