LONDON, June 7 (Reuters) – An orphaned deer fawn, whose mother died after being hit by a car, has found a new home after being adopted by the British veterinarian who saved her life.

Peter Frost-Pennington told Reuters he brought the injured deer back to his home when alerted by a neighbour. He discovered she was pregnant and euthanized her “to end her suffering” but managed to save the fawn, named Twiggy, during the operation.

Twiggy has since been exploring her new surroundings at Muncaster Castle, a garden estate in northern England, frequently following around Frost-Pennington’s wife Iona. The couple hope to keep the deer as wild as possible.

“This is a fairly rare occurrence, that the fawn never got to know her mum and therefore has no choice but to be imprinted on humans,” Frost-Pennington said.

(Reporting By Reuters Television)

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