Tuesday, November 4, 2008
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.