Tel: 0771 1883072
 Tel: 0771 1883072

HELP! I'VE FOUND A BABY BADGER WHAT SHALL I DO?

Badger cubs are usually born around the month of February.

 

They stay underground for a number of weeks before finally emerging in April and May.

 

Badgers live in a 'SETT" as a family group.  They are very social animals with mum, dad, and other members of the "Clan" all living in the sett.

 

Badgers cubs can be found following disturbance, getting lost (like the one above), being picked up by a dog, flooding of the sett, or any number of reasons.

 

Badger cubs cannot be reared in isolation.  They must be reared with other badger cubs.

 

If handed into a Wildlife Rescue, please ensure that there are other cubs for playmates or if not, that the cub will be moved to another Rescue which does have other cubs.

 

Secret World in Somerset rear many badger cubs and are highly experienced.  They have also written and produced a protocol on rearing badger cubs.

http://www.bovinetb.info/docs/Badger-protocol.pdf

IF YOU FIND A BADGER CUB - please don't go putting it down any old badger sett.  If it is NOT the correct sett, the other badgers may attack it.

 

DO NOT give the badger cub cow's milk

 

Keep the badger cub warm 

 

Keep the badger cub securely contained

 

Ring a Wildlife Rescue asap ensuring that they are familiar with badger cubs.

 

REMEMBER - badger cubs can bite.  The older they are, the stronger their bite

 

This is a male badger, a boar. He has a wide head and is father to the cubs

FURTHER HELP:

 

 

The Wildlife Orphanage on 0771 1883072

 

The East Yorkshire Badger Protection Group

www.eastyorksbadgers.co.uk

 

 

 

The Badger Trust

Website:

 

http://www.badger.org.uk/

 

Secret World Wildlife Rescue, Somerset

https://www.secretworld.org/

 

Jean Thorpe, Ryedale Rehabilitation, Norton, Malton,North Yorkshire

Jean has many years' experience in caring for badger cubs and also runs Ryedale Rehabilitation.  

http://ryedalewildliferehabilitation.blogspot.co.uk/
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The Wildlife Orphanage, located off the A19 between Selby and York, is a small wildlife rescue specialising in the care of young wild animals and birds.

APRIL 2017 

On the 1st April, a female hedgehog was admitted with lacerations and a broken leg. These were caused by a dog attack. The leg had to be amputated 

MARCH 2017

 

Hedgehogs are starting to emerge in the Yorkshire area.  Many are very poorly and need help immediately. Please ring 07711883072 if you spot a hedgehog looking weak and wobbly.

FEBRUARY2017

 

Have you lost this beautiful bunny?

 

Found on the main road at Eggborough and handed in to the police station. Please ring 07711883072 if this rabbit is yours. 

JANUARY 2017

 

Happy New Year everyone!

 

2017 looks like it's going to be a very busy year for the Wildlife Orphanage.  Please ring us immediately you spot a wild animal or bird in distress.  Time is always of the essence when dealing with wildlife.

 

WITH VERY BEST WISHES, AND HERE'S TO A GOOD ONE 

NEWS DECEMBER 2016

Newsletter 2016 has now been published

The weather has finally turned with freezing temperatures and hard ground frosts. Yet the rescue is still admitting little hedgehogs and receiving calls about hedgehogs out in the day.   With food sources gone, these hedgehogs will struggle to lay down the fat reserves needed to survive hibernation and need help immediately. 

THE WILDLIFE ORPHANAGE. A LOOK BACK AT 2016

October News

HEDGEHOGS, THE AUTUMN JUVENILES FLOOD IN!

Baby Pixie arrived weighing only 100g and has numerous problems
Pixie has to have Imaverol baths to clear his skin
Pixie is suffering from mites & ringworm and is in a bad way for such a tiny hedgehog

The Wildlife Orphanage has had an influx of small hedgehogs over the last few weeks.  These are the Autumn Juveniles, born late in the year.  They are often seen out in daytime and looking a bit wobbly.  Please act quickly if you see one as they go downhill rapidly. 

 

With winter just around the corner, these little hogs will be just too light for hibernation.  They need to put on lots of weight to see them through the winter.

 

If you see a tiny hedgehog roaming about, often in daylight,

Please ring 0771 1883072 for advice.