Dorset Wildlife Rescue

WILD MAMMALS & BIRDS OF PREY RESCUE….. We are unable to take in garden birds or seagulls

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Update on Ellie the orphaned otter cub

Posted by dorsetwildlife on August 4, 2011

You may remember that back in January we took in an orphaned otter cub called Ellie, she was only about 4 weeks old and she was truly beautiful…. She is now close to eight months old and is still only part way through her rehabilitation programme… it will be  many more months before she can be released but she is having a great time with our friends at the Tamar Otter Sanctuary who are equipping her to live the life of a wild otter… but at eight months old, all she wants to do is play…. and she loves her slide…..

 

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Young, Lost, Alone and Staving

Posted by dorsetwildlife on August 2, 2011

This magnificent young Buzzard has only just left home and he has not found life on his own  easy. ‘Jeremy’ was found grounded and unable to fly because he is so emaciatted…. The lovely couple who found him and kindly brought him in to us most certainly saved his life…. he was so weak that another 24 to 48 hours and he would have simply starved to death… He is now eating well and whilst it will take some time to fatten him up…we expect him to make a full recovery…

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Call me ugly, and see what I can do with these gnashers…..

Posted by dorsetwildlife on August 2, 2011

This young chap is Boris… a Daubentons bat. he looks very scary but is in fact as docile as a lamb and at barely two inches long….he is really no threat to anyone….unless you are a moth of course……. Boris is fighting fit, but a tad underweight after trapping himself inside a council building in Dorchester for several days… He is presently eating us out of house and home and we expect to release him in a day or two.

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Henrietta Hawk

Posted by dorsetwildlife on July 19, 2011

This magnificent young lady is Henrietta, she is a Sparrowhawk, found in a garden, grounded and bleeding…. Her story we will never know, but the wound on her chest whilst serious, is hopefully, not life threatening… Sparrowhawks are particularly difficult patients… They are the totally neurotic and make caring for them a tough job… But with her wound cleaned and treated we are hoping she will make a full and swift recovery.

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Hedgehog Hospital

Posted by dorsetwildlife on July 19, 2011

In the last couple of weeks we have seen a major increase in the number of hedgehogs coming in to us… This time of year, especially with the rain of late, should be a good time for hoggies, but many elderly ones are coming to us at the moment, many with injuries, illnesses and general frailty. However..the four week old tiddler in the photo is Georgina. found lost and alone, she has found a lovely warm temporary home with us in an incubator… and she is thriving…

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Who are you calling UGLY !!!

Posted by dorsetwildlife on July 3, 2011

This is Crystal, she is a Sparrowhawk chick and only a few days old…. Certainly she will win no beauty contests just yet…but in a few weeks time she will look simply magnificent… A truly kind gentleman found her on the ground and drove for over an hour to bring her to us…he most assuredly saved her life…. and we are very grateful to him…. She has fed well and her prognosis is very good indeed.

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Orphaned fox cubs off to their release pen

Posted by dorsetwildlife on May 22, 2011

The last of this years orphaned fox cubs have moved on to the final stage of their rehabilitation… they have moved into their release pen… In only a matter of another 6 to 8 weeks, these youngsters will be near fully grown and about to start their lives back in the wild….

Please click on the photo to watch a video of the start of their new lives…..

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Cute but deadly….

Posted by dorsetwildlife on May 11, 2011

This beautiful little bundle of mayhem is Kitty, she is a baby stoat and about four weeks old…. She is tiny, about four inches long, but she has a seriously bad attitude… no-one messes with Kitty… She should be weaned by now but she steadfastly refuses all offers of food that doesn’t come from a bottle with a nice soft teat attached…….a teat I might add, that her very sharp teeth shred at every feed…..

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Poppy and Polly

Posted by dorsetwildlife on April 23, 2011

These two cuties are the latest orphans to arrive..they are not related but have been inseparable since they meet.. they play together, sleep together and amazingly for fox cubs, they even share the same food bowl without squabbling….

This is the adorable POPPY….

And this is POLLY…

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An armfull of orphans

Posted by dorsetwildlife on April 23, 2011

These beautiful little bundles of fluff are…from left to right.. Milly, Molly and Mandy….. they are all from the same litter and spent some long time alone before being rescued…. The disappearance of their mum is a mystery…. So these starving tiddlers were in dire need of full bellies and some serious loving…..

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