Helping injured Hedgehogs

by Tony Nevin, BSc (Hons) Ost, DO, Zoo Ost Ltd Hedgehogs have been in the headlines recently. In the last 50 years numbers in the wild have plummeted to a fraction of their original numbers. Many suffer injuries due to encountering man-made problems. Many of these problems can be found in our gardens, such as plastic waste. The fact that we are sealing our gardens off more and more from ground to two metre high fencing which allows no access for hedgehogs or in certain cases allows them to get trapped when they’ve tried to squeeze through such structures. Other...

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