The Brandywine Zoo has two southern pudu; a mother-daughter pair. Chole, the mother, was born 7/28/2018, and Clover, the daughter, was born 5/22/2020. The pair came to the Brandywine Zoo in April of 2021 from the Jacksonville Zoo in Florida. There’s no easy way to tell them apart: Clover is only 1 year old, but she is already fully grown and the same size as her mother, Chloe!
Threats & Conservation
Pudu are under threat from habitat destruction from timber and agriculture deforestation, being hunted for food and being taken from the wild to be sold as pets. Over 90% of former pudu habitat in Chile has been lost, and loose dogs often hunt and kill pudu.