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Animal Farm Takes In Rare White-Faced Deer

... after its mother rejected the fawn
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 5, 2015 6:07 PM CDT
Animal Farm Takes In Rare White-Faced Deer
Meet Dragon.   (Cory Morse)

A white-faced fawn born at a western Michigan farm was rejected by its mother, but is doing well just the same with human tender care. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Hilary Powell and her family at Deer Tracks Junction farm are taking care of the fawn they named Dragon. The fawn's mother carries a genetic defect causing it to have large areas of white in its coat. It occurs in less than 1% of whitetail deer. Dragon spent its first nights inside Powell's home being bottle-fed. Powell still feeds it, but now in an outdoor pen. Later this summer, Dragon will join other deer in a large fenced-in pasture. The fawn also has a white underside and legs, and a pink nose. (Read more deer stories.)

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