Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Deer named Neil greeted at Newquay Zoo

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One of the most endangered species of deer in the world was welcomed at Newquay Zoo in Cornwall.

A male Filipino spotted deer named Neil was brought to the zoo to join his existing female Belle in hopes that the two would breed and allow the endangered species to continue to grow.

A zoo spokeswoman said Neil “seems to have settled in well and immediately bonded with the female Belle.”

“Newquay Zoo has had great success with this species in the past, so there is hope that there will be fawns in the couple’s future,” she added.

Also known as Alfred’s deer, Filipino spotted deer are native to the Visayan Islands of Panay and Negros in the Philippines and are threatened by habitat degradation and poaching.

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