Hedgehogs released in holiday park

Eight young hedgehogs have been released at Center Parcs Woburn Forest after months of care at a local hedgehog hospital. The holiday centre is an official hedgehog release site.

Staff from Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital released them into two familiarisation pens.

The hedgehogs will spend two weeks in the pens to get used to the sights and smells of their new environment.

Becky Morley, Voluntary Procurement Manager at Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital, said:

“The eight hedgehogs released last week came to us towards the end of October last year after being found injured or too small to hibernate.

“Through our care and rehabilitation over the long winter, they are now fully grown and ready to be released back into their natural habitat.”

The hospital works closely with Center Parcs and has done since 2015.

Center Parcs has a dedicated team of Conservation Rangers who work all year round to protect and enhance the natural habitats. This makes Woburn Forest a safe haven for many creatures.

Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital has managed a hedgehog rehabilitation programme for the last 25 years and has helped rescue over 800 hedgehogs over the last 12 months.

For more details on how you can support the hedgehogs and the local hedgehog hospital visit http://www.swccharity.org/hedgehog-hospital/