fox cubs are one step closer to a future back in the wild
rescued fox cubs are moving ever closer to a life back in the
wild, thanks to carers at Secret World Wildlife Rescue near Burnham-On-Sea.
video footage below shows the cubs getting their first taste of
the outdoors in a heart-warming moment at the rescue centre in
seven orphans display their individual personalities as they move
into their grassy 'pre-release' pen for the first time.
friends - named Ed, Piran, Rufus, Rueben, Rory, Reamus and Demelza
by staff - are seven of over thirty rescued fox cubs being rehabilitated
at Secret World this year.
being hand-reared, they have spent time in an indoor pen, before
being released into a large outdoor enclosure.
young foxes stay in pre-release pens for several weeks, developing
their natural behaviours and socialising outdoors without the
interference of humans.
Benfield, Head of Animal Care at Secret World, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The next stage is to make sure their release site is ready.
This all takes a lot of work but its worth it for the chance
to give these little foxes a life back in the wild where they
fox cubs and preparing them for release takes time, care and money.
Were appealing for donations to help us get Ed, Piran and
friends back home to the wild this summer."
will bring you more on the cubs' progress later in the summer.
In the meantime, you can help Ed, Piran and friends by donating
to Secret Worlds Help us home appeal via their
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