We are currently seeing a worrying number of cases of wildlife crime being mentioned in the news and on social media. Recent cases include deliberate cruelty to a baby swan, and the destruction of nests with baby birds by builders and tree-fellers. Wildlife crime includes the persecution of protected native species of flora and fauna, […]
This is TV wildlife presenter Nigel Marven with “Hetty”, one of our resident disabled hoggies. Nigel and Hetty both appeared on Good Morning Britain this morning to discuss the plight of hedgehogs. If you missed it, you can watch Nigel and Hetty at http://www.itv.com/goodmorningbritain/news/hedgehogs-could-be-extinct-in-some-parts-of-uk-in-ten-years Hetty was a star. She is blind in one eye, so […]
A very short video clip, taken by our staff member Rob Hayler, of a Sparrowhawk being released back to the wild. The bird had spent over a month at Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital after being injured in a road traffic accident. Successful rehabilitation back to the wild, giving animals a second chance, is why we […]
You will probably know that hedgehog numbers in Britain have undergone a rapid decline from over 30 million in the 1950s to under 800,000 in 2012, but here at Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital we are doing what we can to halt this in West Sussex and East Hampshire. We treat around 600 sick, injured or […]
“Good morning! Excuse my mucky face and paws… I had been tucking into some breakfast just before this photo was taken!! I love eating meaty cat food and dog food. I am the smallest hoglet at Brent Lodge at the minute, I weigh just 197g. If I keep eating the way I am I will […]
November is the time of year when you might spot very small hedgehogs, or hedgehogs that are out during the day. These hedgehogs need help!