Stansted Mountfitchet Castle takes in three orphaned fawns
MOUNTFITCHET Castle has taken delivery of three orphaned baby Fallow deer after their mothers were shot by poachers near the Sandringham Royal Estate in Norfolk. The fawns – now named Lily, Daisy and Foxglove – were brought to the Stansted venue by head d
MOUNTFITCHET Castle has taken delivery of three orphaned baby Fallow deer after their mothers were shot by poachers near the Sandringham Royal Estate in Norfolk.
The fawns - now named Lily, Daisy and Foxglove - were brought to the Stansted venue by head deer keeper Julian Stoyel of Houghton Hall Estate, Norfolk, who knew of Mountfitchet Castle's success in rescuing baby deer in the past.
They are now under 24 hour care and being bottle fed by staff and are responding very well to the loving care given to them.
A Mountfitchet Castle spokesman said: "Poachers are now a big problem in Norfolk and other counties where they often take the opportunity to shoot female deer that are with their babies.
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"Thankfully Lily, Daisy and Foxglove will now live peacefully for the rest of their natural lives within the castle complex fully protected from any poachers and predators alike.
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