Badger cub is rescued by charity

PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 February 2015

An orphaned badger cub is being cared for at Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

An orphaned badger cub is being cared for at Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

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A SIX-DAY-OLD badger cub, weighing only 80 grams, is the latest animal being cared for by Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

The tiny cub, who has been named Little Star, was brought to Secret World in East Brent from Derbyshire.

Little Star is the first orphan of 2015 for the charity, which provides a 24/7 rescue service for sick, injured or orphaned wildlife and cares for over 5,000 animals every year. She is being kept in an incubator and is being fed every two hours, including during the night.

The charity’s founder Pauline Kidner said: “Badger cubs would not usually venture above ground until they are at least 10-12 weeks old, so this little cub is very lucky to survive.

“Despite being in an incubator Little Star is still so small and, as she is without her mum, she needs an additional hot water bottle to snuggle up to.”

Anyone with a suitable release site for Little Star should call 01278 783250.

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