January update: Highs and lows of wildlife care

January update: Highs and lows of wildlife care

A telephone call from a Badger Group made us aware of a lactating otter being found dead on the road on a Friday. In the same way as they would start searching for badger cubs, the members were out talking to people and asking if any cubs had been seen or heard. A...
December update: Eva’s Story Retold

December update: Eva’s Story Retold

Many of you may remember reading about the story of Eva in our Autumn 2021 newsletter, we were so pleased to hear that a photograph starring Eva has been nominated for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 58 People’s Choice award. The image ‘A fox’s tale’ shows the...
November update: Holly and the Ivy

November update: Holly and the Ivy

Both of these plants that we connect to Christmas are very much valued by wildlife, although we tend to use them for decoration. The common European holly is often considered by Christians to be an emblem of the crown of thorns worn by Jesus with the berries...
October update: Spines and Stripes

October update: Spines and Stripes

Spines and Stripes It is definitely hedgehog season with lots of baby hedgehogs filling our orphan room. As we get to Autumn, adult hedgehogs that have had late litters sometimes decide to desert their babies. It is more important for the mother to find enough food to...
Renovating our Otter Enclosure appeal

Renovating our Otter Enclosure appeal

In 2007 three tiny otter cubs, Splish, Splash and Splosh, arrived at Secret World on January 1st. With your help we were able to build a new otter pen with a large otter pond which has now been used for many otter cubs over the last 15 years. This enclosure now needs...
September update: The smallest baby

September update: The smallest baby

The autumn fruits and berries are welcome to all the animals hoping to put on weight or makes stores ready for the winter. With such a hot summer many trees and shrubs will not be bearing such large quantities as normal, so any food that we can supplement in our...