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Last Updated: Wednesday May 12 2010 15:48 GMT

In pics: Baby reindeer born

The first reindeer to be born wild in the English countryside since the Ice Age has been born in Cornwall.

This is the first reindeer to be born wild in the English countryside for a thousand years. It was born in Cornwall.

This type of deer were around in Scotland hundreds of years ago but they were hunted

This type of deer were around in Scotland hundreds of years ago but they were hunted until there were no more left in the wild.

This little reindeer has been named Blue after the bluebell fields where he lives in Trevarno Gardens, and he was born on May 1.

This little reindeer has been named Blue after the bluebell fields where he lives in Trevarno Gardens, and he was born on 1 May.

His handler Ellie Pearce said: "I arrived one morning and there he was on the hay looking absolutely beautiful. He's put on a pound a day and he's become incredibly friendly and inquisitive. "

His handler said: "I arrived one morning and there he was on the hay looking absolutely beautiful. He's put on a pound a day and he's become incredibly friendly and inquisitive. "

The calf is being fed by his mother but he's already started grazing in a specially designed pen.

The calf is being fed by his mother but he's already started grazing in a specially designed pen.

And this is what Blue will look more like when he grows up!

And this is what Blue will look more like when he grows up!

The animals were all brought over for Christmas two years ago but they got used to our mild weather.

The animals were all brought over for Christmas two years ago but they got used to our mild weather and stayed.