Countryfile to feature work of Secret World's wildlife
Countryfile will be featuring the work of carers at Secret
World Wildlife Rescue Centre near Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (August
segement on the primetime programme will explore how the East
Huntspill charity is helping Britains smallest rodent -
the harvest mouse.
of the show's presenters, Ellie Harrison, was shown by animal
carer Sam how to prepare a tank for the little mice with natural
plants and food, before she met a group of mice who were about
to find a new home.
also chatted with Secret World's founder Pauline Kidner, who said:
"A group of the little mice made a very special journey to
a beautiful new home in the wild, and we think theyll be
right at home there!"
to Secret World love seeing our harvest mice with their delightful
features and impressive acrobatics, using their prehensile tail
to climb through the grasses."
mice are not just for show though - we're breeding and releasing
the little mammals to try and increase their numbers in the wild.
Harvest mice have been declining in recent years, partly due to
changing agricultural practices."
World helps over 5,000 sick, injured and orphaned wild animals
every year, big and small. It will be holding a special open event
this coming weekend, as we previewed here.