23.05.14

Staff at our West Hatch Wildlife Centre have plenty of little mouths to feed after an influx of baby tawny owls were admitted into our care.

Over a four week period our West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton, Somerset, has seen the equivalent of one tawny owlet admission per day. Now the centre is packed to the rafters with the young nestlings and fledglings.

The young tawny owls were brought in from across the south-west of England after they … Continue reading…

20.03.14

As nesting and fledgling bird season begins we ask the public to be aware of baby birds

Spring has sprung and as fledgling birds attempt to spread their wings and leave the nest, members of the public are being urged to leave them be.

Depending on the age of the bird human interference could be causing more harm than good.

Many fledglings discovered by members of the public are mistakenly thought to be injured or abandoned, and subsequently … Continue reading…

21.01.14

Our wildlife centre, already full to the brim with seal pups orphaned by a tidal surge in Norfolk, is continuing to be under pressure with more casualties coming in.

Our East Winch Wildlife Centre in Kings Lynn had 108 seal pups in its care after a tidal surge in December. More than it had ever dealt with at any one time in its 25 year history. As they were so young and reliant on a mother’s care, they needed … Continue reading…

17.01.14

A pair of orphaned otter cubs rescued by us have become firm friends after they were stranded in separate incidents during the recent storms.

Santon and Storm are being cared for at our Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Cheshire after they were both separated from their mothers in river storm surges.

Inspectors were called to collect a 12-week-old female cub after she was discovered shivering and cold in a barn at the back of a pub called Santon Bridge  … Continue reading…

18.05.13

One of our centres is looking after four orphaned badger cubs too little to survive without help.

The baby badgers have been brought to our Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich, Cheshire over the past few weeks. Two are just a few weeks old and the size of small puppies, all have lost their mums and need to be fed and cared for until they are old enough to look after themselves in the wild.

Lee Stewart, manager at … Continue reading…