Wildlife Care and Rehabilitation

Unfortunately we have neither the facilities nor resources to care for wildlife casualties, although we have occasionally been able to offer wildlife hospitals a permanent home for rehabilitated animals that cannot be returned to the wild – for example those with a permanent injury or too used to human contact.

It is always difficult to know when to intervene and assist apparently sick or injured animals and birds. It is first essential to ensure that the parents of apparently abandoned animals or birds are not around. Young fledglings often struggle to fly or find cover in their first few days and it is usually best to leave them if they land or fall from the nest – if the parents are around they will call to them and feed them. The RSPB offer some excellent advice: what to do if you find a baby bird

Many animals leave their young in a secluded spot and may be absent all day, but return later, for example deer. If you find a young deer, the best advice is to leave it alone until nightfall by which time the mother should have returned.

If treatment and care is essential, some local wildlife hospitals who may be able to assist are listed on our Wildlife Links page.

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Sadly, during these unprecedented times we have of course had to close to visitors and help minimize the spread of Covid-19 and relieve pressure on the NHS. Our source of income has entirely stopped, whilst many of our costs are ongoing. The feeding and care of our animals is our top priority. Our Head Keeper, Matt and his deputy, Izzy are working very hard and long hours to ensure that our high standards of animal welfare are maintained.

We are appealing for donations to help us to survive during this challenging period. Any donations, large or small, will be very much appreciated. We would love to be here for you when normality returns, so you can enjoy the animals and continue to share our passion for Britain’s wonderful wildlife.

Thank you

Every penny of every donation will go towards the care of our animals.

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