Badgers ‘sett’ up for a new life thanks to wildlife centre

Baby badgers being cared for at a Shropshire animal centre are thriving under the care of their foster mother.

The badgers when they first arrived at the centre
The badgers when they first arrived at the centre

Hayley Robinson, from Cuan Wildlife Rescue, Much Wenlock, has posted a video of the cubs, who are living in the house and describing their individual characters.

They sleep in a wicker basket at night and keep warm snuggled up by the fire during the day.

Valentine, found in Derbyshire on February 14, was discovered under a shed, abandoned by his mother. He was tiny, cold and had to go straight into an incubator at the centre – the smallest badger cub to be cared for there.

He was joined five days later by a litter of four badger cubs, rescued from a flood zone, either abandoned by their mother or waiting for her to rescue after searching for a refuge on higher ground.

They quickly bonded with their step-brother Valentine.

Hayley said that the badgers all had their own particular characters, from Romeo, the sweetheart of the group, and Rose the Princess to the handsome Casanova and Cupid, the lightest and shyest, runt of the litter.

Meanwhile, Valentine is the bulldozer, who “guzzles all his milk down.”

She said while the cubs were growing they still needed lots of bottle feeding.

“My mum is kept busy making up all the bottles.”

She said to help the badgers people could either donate money or donate from a wish list on the centre’s website.

To see a video of the cubs or find details of how to donate, visit cuanwildliferescue.org.uk.

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