The first Visayan Spotted Deer to be born in the last six years at the Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation’s (NFEFI) captive breeding and conservation centre in Bacolod City, Phillippines, has been named after Michael. The male deer was born in July.
The Curator of the centre, Doctor Joanne Justo said; “The Visayan Spotted Deer is the rarest and most threatened deer species in the world and the arrival of MJ is very encouraging. Under the right conditions, this beautiful animal certainly has a future. Supporting the fawn for a year is not expensive and it would make a unique gift for a loved one,”
As part of NFEFI’s recently launched fund-raising campaign the centre is hoping someone will come forward and sponsor the fawn.