GALLERY: Easter open weekend at Secret World

PUBLISHED: 12:30 09 April 2015

Volunteer Josie Nott with Daffy the lamb and visitors Kayleigh and Leonae.

Volunteer Josie Nott with Daffy the lamb and visitors Kayleigh and Leonae.

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VISITORS to Secret World Wildlife Rescue had a real hoot at the centre’s first open weekend of 2015.

Secret World's Janice with the owl and visitors Dylan, Eleanor and William.Secret World's Janice with the owl and visitors Dylan, Eleanor and William.

The East Huntspill centre, which is the UK’s leading badger cub rearing unit, hosted its annual Badger Bonanza event across the four-day weekend.

The educational event raised more than £20,000 for the animal rescue charity and more than 6,000 people met Secret World’s first orphans of the year, such as badger cub Little Star and Soay lamb Daffy.
Visitors were also able to learn more about badgers and some were even lucky enough to catch a glimpse of badger cubs Little Star, Vogue and Scrumpy, being bottle fed by volunteers.

Ferret races and special hedgehog and fox talks were also held across each of the four days.

A spokesman for Secret World said: “It is definitely the beginning of spring season here, and the weekend was a huge success. We even had visitors from places as far away as West Yorkshire, which is amazing.

“Money is still being counted, but so far we’ve raised in excess of £20,000 from donations. People also adopted animals and donated food, towels and other essentials. We are really pleased and are still recovering from a fantastic weekend.”


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