Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Leverets


Yesterday two young hares, or leverets as they are known, were brought into the Centre. They are extremely difficult to hand-rear but keeper Izzy has taken on the challenge.


She is currently keeping them at home and feeding them warm milk. Hopefully they will survive long enough to rehabilitate and possibly release back to the wild.

They were found abandoned, one with an oily substance in its coat. Hares usually scatter their young around a field as opposed to keeping them all in one place like rabbits. This is to minimise risk of loss to predators. If you ever see a wild leveret on its own, it is best to leave it be... quite often the mother will be around and waiting for you to leave so that she can return.

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