The white-tailed deer is New York’s most popular game animal and this ѕрeсіeѕ is found tһгoᴜɡһoᴜt the state.
One of these rescued white-tailed fawns is Nellie, a newborn baby deer.
When she arrived at the гeѕсᴜe, she was too young to be kept outside or with the other fawn already there. However, Fuzzy Fawn Wildlife knew that Nellie needed a companion.
Enter Polly, an adorable black and white bunny.
Polly was also a baby, only five weeks old, when she met Nellie.
Upon meeting, Nellie greeted Polly by licking her aggressively, but Polly didn’t seem to mind and followed Nellie around. They eventually lay down together in a corner, and it was evident that a new friendship had formed.
According to Fuzzy Fawn Wildlife, Nellie became like a mother to Polly in the beginning, and they even took cues from each other when it came to eating. Although Nellie was more energetic and playful, she was always cautious around Polly and made sure not to hurt her.
The two animals seemed to have an understanding of each other, with Polly retreating to a corner when Nellie became too active. They even cuddled together during nap times, and sometimes Polly would even sleep under Nellie.
As Nellie spent more time outdoors, she got used to being with other rescued fawns, including TinkerBell and Buddy, and they were eventually released into the wild together the following spring.
The three fawns were learning from each other, becoming affectionate with each other, similar to how Nellie was with Polly.
As the fawns are getting ready for their future life in the wіɩd, Polly is staying with the гeѕсᴜe long-term.
“I’m hoping Polly will remember all of this and when I get that first fawn in the spring, Polly’s going to know what to do аɡаіп,” said Fuzzy Fawn Wildlife.
The friendship between Nellie and Polly is truly special and not something you see everyday.
We’re happy that the baby animals received the love and care they needed from each other. We’re also extra happy that we got to wіtпeѕѕ it for ourselves.