Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tiny Deer ( really very cute )

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.

Orphan: Vets were unable 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.

Tucked up: Rupert in an incubator.

Dear deer: Rupert pulls a striking pose for the camera.

Staff are optimistic Rupert, now five days old, will make
a full recovery.

'Deer are very, very tricky but this one has spirit.
He's an extremely feisty little guy and quite pushy,'
Mr Stocker said.

Asleep: Rupert takes 40 winks.

No comments: