Hedgehog help at Secret World

PUBLISHED: 08:00 25 July 2012

Hedgehog at Secret World.

Hedgehog at Secret World.

Secret World

BABY hedgehogs suffering from hypothermia or have been orphaned have been flooding in to Secret World Wildlife Rescue centre.

Charity founder Pauline Kidner said many baby hedgehogs have been brought in with hypothermia, caused by all the rain this year.

She said: “We have also received a number of babies who have been orphaned by dogs rooting out their nests and scaring away their mums.”

Now their current troubles and how to help them will be highlighted at the charity’s hedgehog and tortoise open weekend at the centre in East Huntspill on Saturday and Sunday.

Those attending the open weekend will also be able to see Secret World’s family of tortoises and meet Eric, an 8st pet Chelonian tortoise, who is making a guest appearance away from his home in the Chew Valley.

Opening hours on Saturday and Sunday are from 10am-4pm. Admittance is free but donations will be welcomed, as will tins of cat food to help feed Secret World’s growing family of orphaned hedgehogs.

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