Tiny Preemie Deer

» Posted on Oct 17, 2009 in Blog | 1 comment

Tiny Preemie Deer

Sent to us by Sally, a friend of the MKWC, here are some unique pictures:

Can you believe this?? You will probably never see this again.

A little miracle!… with all the gloomy news floating out there… here is a nice nature story that is uplifting…

This tiny deer was delivered by Cesarean section at a wildlife hospital after his mother was killed by a car.

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.

A deer you can hold in your hand!

A deer you can hold in your hand!


Rupert weighs just over one pound

Rupert weighs just over one pound

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.

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The dear little 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.

Asleep: Rupert takes 40 winks. How sweet eh?

Asleep: Rupert takes 40 winks. How sweet eh?

Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy