photos: Tiny orphan fox cub rescued by Secret World carers
fox cub, who is so tiny he sits in the palm of a hand, is the
first orphan of the spring breeding season to arrive at Secret
World Wildlife Rescue Centre near Burnham-On-Sea.
tiny creature, called Pedro, has been rescued after its cries
were heard coming from of a bramble bush in Easter Road, Lympsham
by a dog walker.
World's Animal Care Manager Sara Cowen was called to the scene
and it was originally thought the cries were coming from an otter
cub due to its location next to a river.
World spokeswoman Debbie OKeefe told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It soon became clear that the cries heard were that of a
fox. Sara battled through the brambles, suffering numerous cuts
to her arms, and eventually fished out little Pedro who would
almost certainly have died had it not been for her determined
thought that a mother fox had abandoned her while carrying a couple
of cubs after being disturbed, but had not had time to return
for little Pedro who was left behind."
the lucky youngster is recovering in an incubator at Secret World
and will soon be joined by other fox cubs which are reared and
returned to the wild.
charity, whose £4.4 million Call of the Wild Appeal for
a new Animal Hospital was launched
recently by Sir Terry Pratchett, can expect to receive hundreds
of orphaned or abandoned birds and animals as the breeding season
World is holding a Willows and Romans fundraising bike ride on
Sunday April 15th. For further information - or to sign up - email
The new orphan at Secret World this week (pics Brad Wakefield)