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Polish zoo captures rare mouse-deer birth on video


December 2, 2020

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A zoo in Poland says it's the first to have captured on video the birth of a rare Philippine mouse-deer, and everyone's hoping it's a male so it can help the endangered species breed.

The night birth on Nov. 10 at 2:24 a.m. at the Wroclaw Zoo was filmed by a camera in the stall. It has given experts some knowledge on the mouse-deer's birth process and the first actions of a newborn, including that it begins to nurse quite quickly.

"It is a conservation milestone for this species," the head of the Wroclaw Zoo, Radosław Ratajszczak was quoted as saying in a statemen...

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