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OUR NEWS - 2019

Check back here regularly to find out what's going on at The Wildlife Orphanage.

WAKE UP TO WILDLIFE 

 

 

21ST MARCH 2019 - Today we are collecting 29, yes 29 bird boxes from the DENBY DALE DISTRICT MEN'S SHED who have made these wonderful nest boxes for our initiative "Wake up to Wildlife"

 

This year we are hoping to create as many new habitats as possible especially with the amount of new developments in the area taking away valuable trees and hedges.

 

HEDGEHOG RELEASE 2019

On the first day of Spring, 20th March, 2019, we released many of our hedgehogs.  Some returned to their home and others who never had a home (babies) were found new, hedgehog friendly homes.  Increasing hedgehog numbers and halting their decline is a huge part of our work.

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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 

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.