Thursday, 2 October 2008

A deer little handful

This tiny muntjac fawn was born three weeks early after his mother was hit by a car.

The little orphan, delivered by Caesarean section, was just six inches tall and, at 500 grams, weighed little more than a bag of sugar.

It looked like he, too, would face a tough fight for survival.

But staff at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Buckinghamshire believe Rupert, as he has been named, will make a full recovery after his dramatic arrival.

At five days old, he is being kept in an incubator and has just opened his eyes.

Source: Mail Online

1 comment:

Astrid Nicole Etcetera said...

How amazing that something so little will grow into such a magnificent animal.