A white-faced baby deer (baby deer) abandoned by its mother at birth has been rescued and raised by people on a farm in Michigan.
“My almost 19-year-old son named him Dragon because he knew it would be hard for him to survive.”
The dragon is a ‘bald’ deer which means there are strokes on its body without pigment.
In the case of the Dragon, he has a white face and lower body.
That pretty face alone was the reason why his mother refused.
“Being bald carries various health risks, and a white-tailed deer will instinctively reject any young that have no chance of survival.”
“The white color makes it stand out so it can’t hide from the editors, and it can’t hear or see as well as a regular deer, so it can’t hear or see the editors coming in. .
She has a brown fawn at the same time and is raising it very well.”
Despite having a weak immune system, Dragon seems to be “thriving,” says Ρowell.
Only about 1% of deer are born like this, with a white bald face, making it very rare. Even a few survive in the wild after being abandoned by their mothers.
Dragon himself was very lucky to have been born in Deer Tracks Junction so he could be adopted by people who were able to raise him.
Unfortunately, just before Zmaje’s first birthday, he passed away from health complications. Hilary Powell wrote on Facebook:
“Unfortunately, this is a new date that I never want to make. Despite all available medical interventions, we lost our little Dragon. It’s been a tough time here and he’ll miss it all.