My dear Deer

The One pound deer

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."
Tucked up:
Rupert in an

Rupert pulls
striking pose for the

Staff members are optimistic that 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