Cute Animal Video of the Day: How to Care for a Newborn Orphaned Deer

These people have a very special relationship with nature. Here is their story, as told on YouTube:

Late in the evening a friend knocked on our door with a new born baby deer in her arms, not more than an hour old. She found the mother dead from a car accident, and the baby must have popped out of the mother during the accident. The tiny baby buck laid in his mother’s blood on the side of the road. Our friend Angelea cleaned off most of the blood, and her and her mother Sakkara wrapped up the baby in a towel to bring it over to us. Without a mother, the fawn had little chance for survival, but we were determined to see her through the night until we could contact a local woman who is licensed to raise orphaned deer.

UPDATE: Rescued baby deer are released after maturity where they are found, and this little guy actually came from a nearby herd, not ours, so we haven’t seen the guy again. We are comforted to know, however, that deer are amazing in their ability to survive great hardship.

We’re so happy the little guy was released into the wild after such a careful rehabilitation. A happy ending!

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Terry V.
Terry V5 years ago


Jeannette Gravett

This is really beautiful from beginning to end! Marvellous people who are so in tune with nature - restores my hope in human nature. Beautiful little baby - really sweet!
Thanks for forwarding this!

Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Sheri D.
Sheri D5 years ago

Thanks for saving this newborn deer.

Elizabeth H.
Elizabeth H5 years ago


Susan Zitzler
Susan Zitzler5 years ago

This was such an adorable and well put together video and the amazing fact that other large deer would come so close to those people is something too. Deer around my house will stand and stare at you even if you stay still or keep a safe distance from them, but you can never get so close as these people do. Really wonderful event and we should value these lovely harmless creatures and not go shooting them. That is so disgusting.

Muriel Servaege
Muriel Servaege5 years ago

I'm happy it could be released into the wiold after a careful rehabilitation.

Susan G.
Susan G5 years ago


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Maree Ann Peterson

That was such a sweet story thankou for sharing that with us, Dear little baby hope he grows up to be safe from hunters and Cars!

karen n.
karen n5 years ago

carol,great advice:) This was a wonderful video-great people to help this little guy:)