Adorable reindeer calf born at Dudley Zoo

Zoo welcomes out-of-season reindeer

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Adorable reindeer calf born at Dudley Zoo

It's not quite Christmas, but a gorgeous reindeer calf has been born at the Dudley Zoological Gardens.

The calf was born to 12-year-old mum Blizzard on Sunday, whose daughter Lily also gave birth to another calf called Sunflower in July.

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Keeper Holly Clayton-Wright said: "The baby is lovely and is feeding well and mum is also being really attentive.

"Blizzard was keen to get outside but is sensibly keeping the newborn in the cooler shade and out of the direct sunshine.

"We haven't managed to sex the baby yet, but it's lovely that Sunflower will have a playmate."

Adorable reindeer calf born at Dudley Zoo

Usually calves are born around April/May time following a gestation of seven months so births in the summer are fairly rare.




Dad to both youngsters is four-year-old alpha male, Ghost, who only came to DZG in December after relocating from the Scottish Deer Centre in Cupar, Fife.



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