of badger cubs arrive at Secret World Wildlife Centre near Burnham
15 March 2007 - Burnham-on-Sea
trio of cute young badger cubs are the latest arrivals at Secret
World Wildlife Rescue Centre, near Burnham-On-Sea.
Fern and Ivy arrived from Worcestershire Badger Group after having
their set disturbed by builders.
being hand-reared by staff at Secret World, the cubs will stay
at the centre until they are ready to be released back into the
a few weeks old, they are continuing to feed well and grow rapidly.
West, the centre's Animal Care Manager, said: "Just like
human babies, all they do is eat and go back to sleep again. They
are very sweet - out of all the animals that come in to us, badger
cubs look the most like mini teddy bears."
World is nationally acclaimed for its wildlife orphan rearing,
and cares for around 40 badger cubs each year.
no longer open to the public on a day-to-day basis, Secret World
is open for five weekends during 2007, the first one of which,
the Badger Bonanza, runs from Friday 6th to Monday 9th April from
10am-4pm each day. Visitors will get an opportunity to see badgers
up close. Secret World does not charge for admission but invites