Posts Tagged ‘Orphaned wildlife’

Get your ducks in a row!

It’s Friday and to celebrate that Friday feeling we thought we’d show you a couple of short clips of some of the adorable ducklings in our wildlife centres at the moment.

These young mallards were captured on film at Mallydams Wildlife Centre near Hastings by one of our press officers.

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Orphaned ducklings

Young ducklings admitted to our wildlife centres are reared in small groups. Once they’ve grown they’re moved on to a small shallow outside pool, like the … continue reading ››

Rabbit and leveret rearing at East Winch

Nest of rabbit kittens © RSPCA

Despite the cold weather, we’ve had an influx of baby rabbits and hares here at East Winch Wildlife Centre.

Over the past week alone, we’ve admitted two tiny baby rabbits and six leverets (baby hares). Three of the leverets were so small that we think they must be only a day or two old because they were all found together –  the the young normally disperse after a few days so that the whole litter is not lost in … continue reading ››

Orphaned baby seals at East Winch

Portrait of single three-week old Grey Seal pup (William)

In the past few days, the RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre in Norfolk has seen the arrival of three juvenile grey seals.

William

The first was William, a 3-week-old male who was rescued from Maryport on the Cumbrian coast. The next was Arthur, another 3-week-old male who arrived from Newbiggin-on-Sea, just north of Newcastle. Harry, a two-week-old male and still in his white coat was the last to arrive from Spurn Point.

All three were clearly undernourished … continue reading ››