Real Life Bambi and Thumper

If you’ve already had your dose of cuteness for the day, then don’t click here. Cause these are the cutest deer and rabbit pictures you’ll ever see. German photographer Tanja Askani has recreated scenes from the Disney movie Bambi using a set of live Deer and Rabbit.

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  1. The pictures weren’t staged. The accompanying German text on these pages explains how the fawn’s mother was killed shortly before it’s birth and the fawn was then raised in a rural town with help from townspeople (this part is not so clearly explained). The wild rabbit showed up one day. At first the two just grazed in the same area and after a while got closer until they became “friends”. They grazed together and kept each other company the whole day, the rabbit built a nest next to the deer instead of burrowing. And other cute stuff like that. The author (who is also the photographer) mentions that the two could have formed this friendship to be able to better protect themselves from predators by warning each other.

    The rest of the story is available here in German.

    Eventually when the fawn was old enough it was sent to a park where it would be released into the wild. The last picture shown here shows how after the deer had been anesthetized for easier transport and despite strange humans being around it went up to the deer and supported its sleepy head “as if it were saying goodbye”

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