Monday, 13 July 2009

Spirit Animal – One Pound Deer

This is a beautiful story, told in pictures, as sent to me by my friend Theresa, because she knows that I love animals.

A "little guy" like you've never seen before.

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.image

Photo credit to Jeff Moore






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."


Rupert in an incubator – photo by Jeff Moore




Staff members are optimistic that 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.


This little guy sends out a great teaching to the world – no matter what the odds are against you, if you decide (choose) to accomplish anything, you will accomplish it.  The key is to never give up!    See the July newsletter at


Anonymous said...

Not all endings are happy ones.

Luz Maria Gomez G said...

This is an amazing story, I love this little guy!
Thank you for all this wonderful people who is helping him. We need more people like you in this world!

Anonymous said...

i love animals and this is just another great story