A “Hamster Sized Java Mouse-Deer?” Wait. What?

Just the very CONCEPT of such a thing is amazing.

YouTube says: “A baby Java mouse-deer, one of the smallest hoofed animals in the world, has been born at a zoo in southern Spain. The newborn deer is ‘no bigger than a hamster’ and weighs about 100 grams, according to staff at Bioparc Fuengirola, in Andalusia. Adult Java mouse-deer are rarely bigger than rabbits or weigh more than 2.2lb.”


“So, so cute! A newborn mouse deer, it’s so tiny!” -Jennifer S.


  1. I want a whole herd of those!!!! thud…..

  2. mouse deers are definitely cute!!!!!

  3. Needs a size comparison visual. I want to see these guys next to some everyday objects so I can really see how small they are.

  4. @Mel, here’s one eating out of a person’s hand:

  5. Jennifer says:

    Skip to 0:33 and watch the little dude in the back left

  6. Oh, my! Appears to be a chihauhua crossed a deer head and deer feet! If that’s cute . . .

  7. Um, my rabbit weighs 5.2 pounds. And he’s a mini.


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