Gallery: Suffolk’s very own Bambi

The tale of Juniper the orphaned fawn is enough to bring tears to the eyes of even the most hardened of hearts.

The baby Muntjac deer - who is no bigger than a rabbit - was found by Wildlives Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Colchester stumbling next to a road in Thorrington.

His mum had been chased by dogs and was subsequently killed when she was hit by a car leaving brave little Juniper all by himself.

But thanks to the animal-loving centre in Essex the fawn will have a happy ending.

Due to his caramel-coloured coat, chocolate brown eyes and markings he is already a firm favourite at Wildlives and is being bottle-fed four times a day.

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And his story doesn’t end here.

When he is five months, the centre has a licence that allows him to be released back into the countryside.

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But until then, this adorable creature will be melting hearts across the county with his tragic story and incredible rescue.

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