Rare Philippine Mouse-Deer Born at Polish Zoo

The nighttime birth of a rare Philippine mouse-deer was recorded at the Zoo Wrocław in Poland on November 10, the first such birth captured on video, according to the zoo.

The zoo said a mouse-deer birth had never been recorded because the animals are so secretive.

After installing surveillance cameras, the zoo was able to capture activity of the mouse-deer, which is endemic to the Philippines, according to the zoo.

Footage released by the Zoo Wrocław shows the birth and moments afterward, and will provide answers to questions about the elusive animal’s birthing habits, they said. Credit: Zoo Wrocław via Storyful