Rescued badger cub is in good hands at Secret World near Burnham
tiny badger cub is being nursed back to good health by Burnham-On-Sea
wildlife carers this week.
comes after a lady was washing up when her Jack Russell came bounding
into her kitchen with the tiny cub in his mouth.
cub was cold and wet was dropped onto the kitchen floor with the
dog owner having no idea where this little orphan lived,"
Pauline Kidner, charity founder at Secret World, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
in the palm of her hand the lady thought that the cub had died
but luckily the warmth from her hand had stirred the cub."
there was still hope she quickly contacted a local Badger Group
for help and Little Star, as he's been named, was swiftly transported
to Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill for immediate
The centre - which has experience in dealing with new-born cubs
- is feeding him every two hours including during the night.
is the first orphan of 2015 for the wildlife rescue centre, which
cares for over 5,000 injured and orphaned animals every year.
added: "Badger cubs would not usually venture above ground
until they are at least 10-12 weeks old so this tiny badger is
very lucky to survive."
being in an incubator Little Star is so small and without her
mum that an additional hot water bottle is needed to snuggle up
Secret World will open its doors to the public for its first open
weekend of the year during the Easter weekend which has a theme
of 'Badger Bonanza'. The event will be an opportunity to find
out more about badgers and the work of the charity.
Little Star being syringe-fed and, centre, being weighed at less
than 100g! (photos by Victoria Hillman)