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Rupert, the Preemy Deer


Nature doesn’t get much prettier than this little guy.

This tiny deer was delivered by Caesarean section at a wildlife hospital after his mother was killed by a car.

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 in, Rupert is in an incubator

Asleep: Rupert takes 40 winks

Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.’

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