Little Things You Should Know

June 16, 2015

This summer, our parks just so happen to feature an abundance of little—little deer, little goats, little penguins. And in case you can't tell, we're a little bit excited about it. Who are these tiny showstoppers?


1. Southern Pudu Fawn – Queens Zoo

This little guy is a member of the smallest deer species in the world. And he may be among the smaller members, given that he was born in late April. Visit him.

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS


2. Baby Goats – Bronx Zoo

What's bouncier than the young goats at the Children's Zoo? We'd say nothing. Watch them in action then come for an in-person look.


3. Little Penguins – Bronx Zoo

These birds aren't little because they're young. As their name indicates, they remain little into adulthood, never topping more than 13 inches tall. You can visit them in the Aquatic Bird House. Just be sure to look down.


4. Dwarf Mongoose – Prospect Park Zoo

These tiny mammals don't grow past 10 inches, but they're still easy to spot. Dwarf mongoose are very social animals that stick together in packs, usually of more than 10. Join the party!

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS


5. Cardinal Tetras - New York Aquarium

Cardinal tetras are small and colorful. They swim in large schools which makes for an impressive show! Come check it out.

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

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