Tiny Deer

Mar 18, 2011

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 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.'
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 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
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