Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Rupert - Nature's Little Miracle

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 adults 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 was in an incubator in the intensive care unit at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Buckinghamshire, England.

Rupert's mother had very severe injuries and the vets delivered him and got him breathing, and then he went into an incubator on oxygen. He was fed by a tube.

Tucked up: Rupert in an incubator.

Rupert pulls a striking pose for the camera.

Asleep: Rupert takes 40 winks.

Staff members are optimistic that Rupert, five days old in these photos, will make a full recovery.

"Deer are very, very tricky, but this one has spirit. He's an extremely feisty little guy."

photos by Jeff Moore


Yet another miracle from Mother Nature.

No comments: