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Tiny Deer Saved

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.
Tiny Deer
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.
Tiny Deer in Hand
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.'
Tiny Deer Tucked up: Rupert in an incubator
Tiny 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.
Tiny Deer Asleep: Rupert takes 40 winks

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