Be a shoebox Santa
Rescued wild animals need Christmas presents too, says Ellie Wallace at Secret World Wildlife Rescue
The days are getting shorter, the temperature is falling and our Somerset wildlife is preparing for the winter. Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill, is making an appeal for donations for the animals to see them through the winter months.
Christmas is a time for giving and it would be wonderful if the poorly animals being cared for at Secret World were able to enjoy a little treat during the festive season.
Animal carers at Secret World are asking members of the public and schools to get involved and send shoeboxes filled with
‘Making up a shoebox of enrichment and food is an easy and fun way to engage children and get them to think about the needs of wildlife’
goodies that will help staff look after the wild animals in their care throughout the winter.
Ellie Wallace, learning and engagement officer at Secret World, says: “This is a great opportunity for children and schools to get involved with caring for British wildlife. Making up a shoebox of enrichment and food is an easy and fun way to engage children and get them to think about the needs of wildlife.”
If people want to donate for a specific animal, the list below details what is appropriate for each species.
ABOVE:A badger cub receiving care at Secret World