Monday, November 9, 2009

One pound deer - he is beautiful! ! !

This tiny deer was delivered by Caesarean section at a wildlife hospital after a car killed his mother. Little Rupert, who is so small he can fit in an adult's hand, was born after vets failed in their battle to save his mother.

At just six inches tall and weighing just over a pound, he is now in an
incubator in the intensive care unit at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in
Buckinghamshire. He has only recently opened his eyes.

Les Stocker, founder of Tiggywinkles, said, "Rupert's mother had very
severe injuries. We brought him out and got him breathing, and then he
went into an incubator on oxygen. He is now being fed by a tube."

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