Père David's deer

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Père David's deer

Chinese deer found only in zoos. Called also Elaphurus davidianus.
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The fawns are the first ever twins of the rare Pere David Deer breed to be successfully bred in captivity.
Penny Boyd, partner of park curator Nick Ellerton, said: 'When their fawns are very young, Pere David Deer hide them in a ditch or under a bush to keep them safe.
The Pere David deer was one of twins born at Knowsley Safari Park, in Merseyside.
And the park is also planning to further its breeding programmes including the rare Pere David deer, which were extinct in their native China until a few years ago.