Dorset Wildlife Rescue

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

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Snake Alert…….

Posted by dorsetwildlife on April 22, 2011

Every year we get callouts to ‘Adder in my garden’ and in 11 years and a hundred or so adder calls…. this beautiful young adder is only the second actual adder I’ve been called to… 99.9% of calls are actually grassnakes……….So thanks Darren… these stunning creatures are in rapid decline and so every single one is important…This young chap is now free in the ‘correct’ habitat…how on earth he found his way to where he was spotted is unclear..but with no food, no hiding place and totally the wrong environment..he certainly needed rescuing…..PLEASE CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO WATCH A VIDEO OF THE ADDERS RELEASE BACK INTO THE WILD…….

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Four weeks old and all alone in the big scary world

Posted by dorsetwildlife on April 12, 2011

This little girl is Suzie, at only four weeks old she was found alone, crying and very distressed… She came to us via the RSPCA and she is now feeling a little less abandoned… a full belly, a good grooming and plenty of loving.. She is still crying at the loss of her mum and whilst we are her new foster parents, there is really no substitute for her real mum….

Being an orphan is just too tiring…one big yawn…

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Unhappy resident of prestigious beach resort

Posted by dorsetwildlife on April 8, 2011

This unhappy looking Tawny Owl is Sebastion……….. Sebastion was found on the beach by a guest at the prestigious Sandbanks Hotel…. Sandbanks is a beautiful place but not ideal for Tawny Owls, as he soon found out… the seagull population were not thrilled at a bird of prey on their  prime location and Sebastion did what all Owls do under such circumstances…he became stupified with stress…. But the hotel guest that found him most assuredly saved his life… Here Chris is catching him up ready for release…. and Sebastion is now fully recovered and flying free once again…….

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Update on Ginger & Not So Ginger

Posted by dorsetwildlife on March 15, 2011

Five days old now and still doing well…. Please click on the photo below to watch Ginger and her sister bottle feeding… They are an extraordinary pair………

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The first of the Spring Orphans arrive..

Posted by dorsetwildlife on March 13, 2011

This beautiful little pair of fluffy bundles…. are Ginger and her sister, Not So Ginger….( I promise, we will come up with better names…) They are fox cubs that are a mere 24 hours old….. A truly kind chap rushed them into us on Saturday evening and his prompt action most certainly saved their lives… So we, and they, owe him a huge debt of thanks…. At only one day old… they will need very intensive care for quite sometime and they face many obstacles…. but we are very encourageded by their true grit and determination to survive… We will of course keep you updated….                  As a side issue…we are desperate for donations of Lactol ( see our Wish Lists page) please help if you can…

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UPDATE ON ELLIE THE ORPHANED OTTER CUB

Posted by dorsetwildlife on March 5, 2011

These two latest videos show how Ellie is growing in confidence everyday…. We are so thrilled with her progress…. When she first came in to us she faced an up hill struggle… today she is simply stunning…. Now she is at the Tamar Otter Sanctuary she is learning to become a fully feldged otter…and she is loving everyday… We and Ellie owe a HUGE thank you to the Otter Trust for taking on her year long rehabilitation….and for taking these videos…..

Please click on the two photo’s below to watch her latest videos

 

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Ellie the orphaned otter cub finds a new home

Posted by dorsetwildlife on February 6, 2011

Ellie has gone from strength to strength and this week she started out on a huge new adventure… Her year long rehabilitation programme to release her back into the wild has started. Thanks to the wonderful people at the Otter Trust ( Tamar Otter and Wildlife Park) she has every hope of once again swimming free…. Please click on the photo’s below to watch two videos of Ellie as she explores her new home for the very first time…..

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Update on Ellie the orphaned otter cub

Posted by dorsetwildlife on January 15, 2011

It is now five days since Ellie was rescued and she is doing fantastically well…..she is feeding well and within the next two weeks she will begin the year long rehabilitation programme that will see her return to the wild.. Please click on the photo below to see her bottle feeding…..

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Spring is coming…Please help if you can……..

Posted by dorsetwildlife on January 12, 2011

Spring starts early for British wildlife and most years our first orphans arrive by mid February…Please take a look at our Wish List page and if you can help with anything we would be eternally grateful…and what’s more you’d be saving young wild lives… See  Ellie the orphaned otter cub below..she gets through huge quantities of Lactol and she is only the first of very many who will need our help this year…….

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Orphan Ellie

Posted by dorsetwildlife on January 11, 2011

This little sweetie is Ellie, she is an otter cub and about eight weeks old. She was orphaned and luckily for her she was found before it was too late. The warden at the Springhead Trust found her and she is the second otter cub he has saved in the last two years. To see a short video clip of her please click on the photo below.

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