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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.

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At just 6" 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.

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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."



Rupert in an incubator.

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Rupert in an incubator.




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Rupert pulls a striking pose for the camera.




Staff members are optimistic that Rupert, now 5 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.

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Asleep: Rupert takes 40 winks.
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gillyp From: gillyp Date: August 18th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Permission to let forth a mighty squee?

omg! ::diez::
justmej From: justmej Date: August 18th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Has to be a Muntjac. So small and perfect.
snailbones From: snailbones Date: August 18th, 2010 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)


Oh oh oh! ::iz incoherent with the awwwww-ness::

justmej From: justmej Date: August 18th, 2010 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
This has to be a Muntjac. It's so small.
vamysteryfan From: vamysteryfan Date: August 18th, 2010 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awwww! Rupert, I hope you make it!
justmej From: justmej Date: August 18th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tiggywinkles is a great animal hospital for wild animals. Looks like Rupert's doing fine. Has to me a Muntjac we don't have any other tiny deer over here.
bluewolf458 From: bluewolf458 Date: August 18th, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful little animal. Hope he carries on doing well. Trouble is, though, if he gets too imprinted on humans he can't be returned to the wild when he grows up.
justmej From: justmej Date: August 18th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure when it's time someone will take him in. They originally escaped from 'Woburn Abby' maybe he will go back there.
cross_stitchery From: cross_stitchery Date: August 18th, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG, so adorable! he has a great modeling career ahead of him, judging by these photos.
justmej From: justmej Date: August 18th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
He is so small and so perfect.
chriselora55 From: chriselora55 Date: August 18th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
So cute and dainty.

Thank you for sharing this story.
justmej From: justmej Date: August 19th, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's hard to take in how perfect he is being so small.
mairead027 From: mairead027 Date: August 19th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Seriously. Could this be a more awesome post?

Do you know about the website (on facebook too) called ZooBorns?

http://www.zooborns.com/

Every day or so they post new pix/videos & stories of animals born at zoos around the world. I die from the cuteness every day. OMG.

Thanks for this. What a sweet sweet baby.
justmej From: justmej Date: August 19th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
The little guy is so perfect.
Thanks! for the web page I hadn't heard of this one before. Have it booked marked now.
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