Rare deer hand-reared by zookeepers in Chester

The UK’s only baby brow-antlered deer is being hand-reared at Chester Zoo, after she was rejected by her mum.

Zeyar, the UK’s only baby brow antlered deer, licks her lips after getting her breakfast bottle from keeper Helen Credit: Chester Zoo

The tiny arrival, who weighed just 3.7kg when she was born, is going from strength-to-strength thanks to her keeper giving her four bottles a day.

Brow-antlered deers are classed by conservationists as endangered meaning Zeyar’s arrival is great news for the future of her species.