Wildlife

Why are there so many urban foxes?
Wildlife
Why are there so many urban foxes?
The European red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is one of the most commonly seen wildlife species in the  UK. When found in urban areas, they are also known colloquially as the ‘urban fox’. What many do not realise, however, is tha…
December 1, 2021
Wildlife care – why do vets normally recommend euthanasia?
Wildlife
Wildlife care – why do vets normally recommend euthanasia?
Unfortunately, wildlife casualties are fairly common. Most veterinary centres are equipped with the ability to provide basic care to most types of wildlife. But fewer are set-up for the long-term housing or management of…
October 26, 2021 • 44 shares
Can I help hedgehogs going into hibernation?
Wildlife
Can I help hedgehogs going into hibernation?
European hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) are one of the most unique wild animals that roam in the UK. Sadly their numbers are in dramatic decline and they are listed as vulnerable to extinction on the red list for Britai…
October 19, 2021 • 72 shares
How can we help our hedgehogs as they come out of hibernation?
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How can we help our hedgehogs as they come out of hibernation?
Hedgehogs used to be a common sight in many UK gardens. However, they are now in decline, so it is more important than ever to give our spiky friends a hand. Typically, hedgehogs hibernate from November to April, dependi…
April 24, 2021
Should I rescue lost baby birds?
Wildlife
Should I rescue lost baby birds?
It’s that time of year again, when the clocks go forward, the days get longer and baby birds are born - spring is here! With that, unfortunately, will come an increase in chicks falling from nests or getting separat…
April 18, 2021
How are vets involved in wildlife conservation?
Wildlife
How are vets involved in wildlife conservation?
Wildlife conservation is a broad term. Broken down its aim is to conserve the wild animals resident on this planet and maintain biodiversity within our ecosystem. Veterinary surgeons are involved in wildlife conservation…
April 4, 2021 • 3 shares
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