Learn more about our youngest animals here at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo.
The first baby of the New Year is also a first for the Zoo. A male tufted deer fawn was born to first-time mother "Dorothy" on January 2, 2014, the first of its species born at the Zoo. Until now, mother kept the fawn safely tucked away in the barn, a common behavior providing protection from predators. With the warmer temperatures, mother and son have begun to venture into the exhibit. The species is secretive and most active at twilight (dawn and dusk). He is eating a small bit of plant browse and has been observed nibbling on mom’s grain. The fawn will be introduced to his father when he is about 2-3 months old.