Rare Mouse deer born at Zoo is the height of a pencil

A tiny mouse deer, born during lockdown at Bristol Zoo, is only 20cm (8ins) tall to its shoulder, the height of a pencil.

The lesser Malayan mouse deer was born to first-time mother Brienne and father Jorah almost a month ago.

When the little fawn is fully grown, it will weigh around 1.5kg (3lbs).

It is the second to be born at the zoo in the past decade.

Mouse deer are distant relatives of regular deer.

They feed on flowers and vegetables, foraging in the forests of their native South East Asia.