We’re delighted to announce that after months of hard work, the Dartmoor Zoo Hedgehog Rescue, also known as ‘Prickly Hedge Lodge’, is planned to open in September.
Our team have converted an existing building into a rehabilitation facility for up to 20 sick or injured hedgehogs at a time before their release back into the wild.
Sadly, hedgehogs are now classed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, with over a third of hedgehogs being lost since the millennium.
Prickly Hedge Lodge will prove vital for the longterm survival of the native population, particularly in rural areas where their decline is believed to be most rapid, and contribute to research and raising awareness.
There are many costs associated with running a rehabilitation facility and we still need to raise £1,800 to purchase essential equipment including incubators, carry boxes, materials for hedgehog runs, an examination table, a magnifying glass, a microscope and more.
If you’re able to make a financial contribution of any size towards this amazing project, we would be extremely grateful. You can donate by visiting – http://bit.ly/DZSHedgehogRescue