Have you met Peanut the hedgehog yet? She arrived at Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital last year, too small to survive the winter alone. Along with dozens of other hedgehogs, she was hand reared by a dedicated team of volunteers throughout the cold months.
Now she and a few friends have been released at Woburn Forest, which has been designated an official hedgehog release site.
The video on the left tells the story of how we prepared their new home, and shows them discovering their enclosure for the first time.
After a couple of weeks getting used to the outdoors in a comfortable enclosure, Ranger Lucie opened the door and they got the chance to make their move into the big wide forest.
The second video on the left captures the moment one of the hedgehogs made their night time exit.
Now that the weather’s warming up, more of us are out in our gardens getting them ready for summer. But this can be disastrous for hedgehogs, for often fall victim to strimmers and lawn mowers. Our top tips video will show you how to look after any hedgehogs you may come across in your garden or elsewhere.
If you want to support Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital and the amazing work they do, looking after our prickly little friends, they have an Amazon wishlist with options from just £5.