Be a shoe­box Santa

Res­cued wild an­i­mals need Christ­mas presents too, says El­lie Wal­lace at Se­cret World Wildlife Res­cue

Somerset Life - - WILDLIFE -

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

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