Wildlife hospital, 2.4.17

I cleaned out the hedgehog carriers and cages in the ward.

As hedgehogs are having two litters, one of them being too weak to survive hibernation this is why many were brought in winter 2016. They are now ready to be released so 50 have gone to a soft release which means they will be fed and cared for during a transitional period before being ”wild”.

I learned about the struggles of albino wildlife, because the degree of paleness is an indicator of the likelihood of survival. Many will not make it to leave the hedgehog nest, which is why some will be permanent residents at the hospital.

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