July 13, 2011
injured ducklings die after getting stuck in industrial glue
carers from Secret World Wildlife Centre near Burnham-On-Sea were
called to Weston's Winter Gardens on Tuesday (July 12th) to help
a family of baby ducklings stuck on a roof.
Taylor, one of Secret Worlds volunteer carers, was horrified
to find the ducklings were stuck in a pool of industrial glue
- and three have since died from their ordeal.
and volunteers worked hard to remove the glue with white spirit
and then gave the ducklings a bath in fairy liquid.
special care had to be taken because of the birds' sensitive young
Kidner, the charity founder, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It
is always good to see how the staff and volunteers swing into
action when these things happen."
"We really doubted that we would be able to save them as
they appeared dead when they arrived. Although it is early days
yet, we are thrilled that they are looking so much better in the
incubator and will soon be able to feed."
disposal of the glue by contractors caused the incident and the
Winter Garden staff are doing their best to ensure there is no
The injured ducklings after being rescued from the roof of the
Winter Gardens (Photos: Secret World / Cloughlinphotoimage.com)