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Secret World is well known for its work with badgers. We are the largest badger cub rearing unit in the country with as many as 40 – 50 badger cubs cared for every year. Some of those will come into us from all over the country as we follow a protocol of testing and vaccinating against Bovine TB. Some of the cubs come in very tiny and need to be bottle fed; others are weaned when they arrive. Badger cubs do not wean until they are 10 – 12 weeks, which is the age that they will come above ground for the first time. The cubs are formed into family groups and are released in the autumn with support care and feeding by the land owner for the first part of their lives back in the wild.
Between 50 and 60 adult badgers will be rescued each year. Some will have been involved with road traffic accidents; others will be wounded from fighting and some sadly due to being poisoned, snared or dug. Badgers are now the most persecuted species that we care for. They have a reputation for being vicious, which although a powerful animal prepared to protect itself ( like any other animal ), if handled by experienced carers, can be quite timid and shy.
As the national logo of our Wildlife Trusts, the badger is probably the most easily identified of all our wild animals in the countryside and yet is very misunderstood.
A lovely addition to any desk, this 10 cm tall Mr Badger design tube holds 12 assorted coloured pencils....£1.50
By Living Nature ‘Embracing the wonder of nature’. ...£1.99
Add some woodland fun to your baking with this Mr Badger cake decoration set, suitable for cakes up to 30cm in diameter. ...£5.00
Pick up one of these Mr. Badger printed oil cloth cotton childrens aprons with a handy front pocket and adjustable cotton ties around the waist....£6.00
By Puppet Pals...£6.50
Watercolour on canvas...£15.00