The Measures of Human Kindness

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


Dear 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 extremely feisty little guy and quite pushy, Mr Stocker said.


Asleep: Rupert takes 40 winks

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6 Responses

  1. Ladytink_534

    November 17th, 2008 at 2:29 am

    He’s SO darn cute!

  2. Maria

    April 29th, 2009 at 4:17 am

    Verry cute! Take good care of him.

  3. Joyce

    January 10th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Little Rupert is adorable but you haven’t told us if he’s still doing okay today and how old he is. I think we all would like to have a weekly update as to his health. Thanks

  4. daniel

    May 17th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    it is so small. my sis thought it was photo shoped till i told her

  5. bakheet

    April 2nd, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    my url is in arabic lang. and i am a vet.
    i like the pic of young deer
    so if u plz send it to me
    big thank to u
    bakheet´s last blog post ..الحواس الخمس في الأغنام

  6. Marti

    May 15th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

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