Baby Water Deer Are Dripping With Cute
It’s hard to believe that a creature that will someday look like a vampire is extremely adorable, but it’s true. How do we know? We know because we’ve seen baby Water Deer, and those little natives of China and Korea are just little bundles of cute. These unfortunately endangered creatures are found in places like the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and in the Korean demilitarized zone, living on the land alongside rivers, on mountains, in swamps, and in open fields. Even as babies, these deer, who eventually grow prominent enough tusks (elongated canine teeth that it has independent muscle control over) to be referred to as “Vampire Deer”, are extremely good swimmers, who have been known to swim for several miles to reach remote islands and food sources. Water deer are born in groups of up to seven after about six to seven months of gestation, and have a typical life span of ten to twelve years. Baby water deer are born in open areas, but are usually rushed by their mother to concealing vegetation, where they will live for about a month. Fawns (baby deer) will occasionally come out of hiding to play with each other, but generally remain in hiding until they are truly equipped to live out in the world. In order to preserve the species existence, there are numerous conservation efforts currently under way in hopes of keeping the population thriving.