Columbus Zoo Celebrates the Birth of Baby Tufted Deer

Meet Angus!  Photo credit: Amanda Carberry, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Undoubtedly, the tradition of celebrating tiny tots is nothing new to the Columbus Zoo. Since 1927, the Columbus Zoo has celebrated the birth of animals, starting with a small collection of animals donated by the Wolfe Family to now being a home for over 7000 animals.

Recently, the Columbus Zoo welcomed a new addition to their animal family, a tufted deer fawn. The teeny-tiny was introduced on Facebook to welcome the little guy by the Ohio Zoo on February 22, stating, "The male tufted deer fawn now has a name! Say hello to Angus!"

Angus received immense love from his social media debut. Some Facebook comments included, "He is freaking adorable. Welcome to this big world little Angus!" and "Squee what an angel."

Favorite Teeny Tot of The Care Team

COLUMBUS, OHIO - AUGUST 29, 2016: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is committed to conservation on a global level. It is also a premier attraction in central Ohio with worldwide recognition. Photo Credit: aceshot1/Shutterstock.com
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is committed to conservation on a global level. Photo Credit: aceshot1/Shutterstock.com

Being the largest and one of the best Zoo’s in the U.S., it has a fantastic care staff that oversees every animal like their family. As always, the devoted care team warmly welcomed the new addition. Due to difficulties during his birth, they took great care of the tufted deer fawn and declared him their favorite baby. (Wenger, 2022)

The Columbus Zoo wrote on Facebook, "Angus was born on November 26, 2021, and is being hand-raised by his devoted care team due to complications following his birth."

"The care team selected Angus as their favorite baby boy and they expressed their love by giving him a moniker," according to the Zoo.

Angus Will Remain Behind The Scenes

Due to birth complications, the little tufted deer was not meeting the public. The Columbus Zoo is still preparing the baby for a public debut. (FIELDS, 2022)

The Zoo plans to exhibit the fawn later this year publicly. This little guy's brother, Tuffy, born on January 21, will shortly move to an outdoor enclosure, where Angus will join him soon.

"He continues to do well and is now spending time with his mom, Joslyn, every day. Angus is still receiving one bottle feeding every morning as part of his diet. Adding, Angus is currently staying behind the scenes, but guests can expect to see him later this year", the Columbus Zoo wrote on Facebook.

Highlights From The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

To learn more about other animals you can find and the great things they've been doing at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, check out their highlights from 2021 in the video below.

You can also find out more about them and stay up-to-date on Angus through their YouTube , Facebook & Website


“Facebook.” 2022. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/columbuszoo/photos/a.105162722105/10158958535077106/.

FIELDS, JEN. 2022. "Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Mourns Loss of Bonobo, "Toby." Columbus Zoo. https://www.columbuszoo.org/home/about/press-releases/press-release-articles/2022/02/18/columbus-zoo-and-aquarium-mourns-loss-of-bonobo-toby.

“???????? It's a baby...boy! The... - Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.” 2021. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/columbuszoo/posts/-its-a-babyboy-the-columbus-zoo-and-aquariums-first-official-birth-of-2021-is-a-/10158184497492106/.

Wenger, Stephanie. 2022. “Columbus Zoo Welcomes a Tufted Deer Fawn Named Angus, Prepares Baby Animal for Public Debut.” People.com, February 23, 2022. https://people.com/pets/columbus-zoo-welcomes-baby-tufted-deer-dawn-named-angus.

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