Published: February 23, 2011
2oz baby badgers are the smallest ever seen at Secret World centre

These cute baby badgers, each weighing less than four spoons of sugar, are the latest animals to arrive at wildlife rescue centre near Burnham-On-Sea this week.

The 2oz cubs are just over a week old and are the smallest ever seen by the team at Secret World Wildlife Rescue and signal the approaching Spring.

They were found abandoned in a barrel during flooding in Wales a week ago after it's their mother detected the oncoming danger and moved them to higher ground to stop them from getting washed away.

A resident found them calling out while inside and, with their mother nowhere to be seen, they alerted Secret World who took them in.

The two females and one male were named Lavender, Saffron and Nutmeg after spices used for cooking.

Secret World's Pauline Kidner said: "They're the first of the year and it's a nice message for everyone that Spring is just around the corner. They are very tiny - the smallest cubs we've ever had."

"I was actually shocked to see they were badger cubs - I thought at first they must have been rabbits, which are smaller."

 


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