A rare Visayan spotted deer was born at the Liberec Zoo

The zoo in Liberec is happy about the new addition of the rare and highly endangered Philippine Visayan spotted deer. The cub was born in the second week of October and the first quick health check showed that it was a female. Visayan spotted deers are rarely seen in Czech and Slovak zoos, currently only the zoos in Liberec and Děčín keep them.

Visayan spotted deers are one of the most endangered ungulates in the world. They live only on two smaller islands of the Visayan archipelago in the Philippines, and according to the estimate of experts from the World Conservation Union (IUCN), no more than 700 of the last individuals live in the wild.

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