Sunday, December 7, 2008

Real-life Bambi and Thumper

A series of photos by Tanja Askani captures a real life Bambi and Thumper.

As explained (in German) by Tanja on his website: Its mother killed shortly before its birth, the fawn was raised in a rural town with help from local townspeople. At first the wild rabbit and the fawn just grazed in the same area, but quickly became friends. Not even the cold winter months could separate them. When the fawn was old enough, the townspeople decided to release it back into the wild. The fawn was anesthetized for easier transport; the final photo shows the rabbit supporting the deer's sleepy head, as if it were saying goodbye.

The full story and many more photos are available on Tanja Askani's web site.


Artie said...

How could it's mother be killed before it was born? Your story is full of holes.

Kira said...

the mother was hit by a car and she was pregnant some people found the mother on the side of the road and cut her open and delivered the baby the baby couldnt breath but a loving man gave the baby mouth to mouth and brought it to back to life the baby grew up fine and is now living happily in the wilderness