Rare Gem lay unprotected in the road, Grieving the loss of her mama

A California truck driver was driving on his route this past week when suddenly he saw a small white animal in the road. What he thought was a lamb, turned out to be a baby albino deer.

Source: Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue/Facebook

“The finder said he thought she was a lamb at first because of her snowy white coat,” Shasta Stratton-Quirk, of the Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue, told The Dodo. The rescue group was happy to take the little orphan in.

This little fawn, instead of being light brown with white spots that eventually fade with age, will remain white indefinitely because she is albino. She is a rare gem indeed! The rescue center named her Spirit.

Source: Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue/Facebook

Kindred Spirits posted on their Facebook:

“Today was a new experience for all of us at KSFR. We got in an albino fawn, albinism in deer is not very common so it is not surprising that we have not had one come in before.

Meet Spirit aka Ms. Brown, she is a 3-week old fawn that came in after almost being hit by two trucks. The finder said he thought she was a lamb at first because of her snowy white coat!”

No one is sure what happened to her mother but the rescue center did their best to locate her, with no success.

Source: Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue/Facebook

Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue is very experienced in taking care of orphan fawns. Spirit has her own team at her beck and call.  The plan is to keep Spirit at the rescue center until she is 6-months-old, then she will be released back into the wild.

The rescue group has already located other albino deer in the area and they are thriving. They’re confident that Spirit will be just fine when she is old enough to be on her own.

What do you think of Spirit? Isn’t she beautiful? Scroll down to watch a sweet little video of the unique fawn posted by the rescue group.

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Another happy Fawn after breakfast feeding!

Posted by Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue on Monday, June 3, 2019


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