Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Polecat Release


Earlier this year we successfully bred two litters of polecats. You may remember me saying a couple of months back that they joined other captive bred polecats in a release program.

I was sent a few of camera trap videos the other day showing how they are getting on, and thought you may like to see one or two of them.






As you can see, this little one was caught out and about and returning to his soft release pen to try and find some food!

Our polecats are part of the studbook held and organised by Lesley Harmer, who manages the breeding of them through many centres around the UK. She is helped by Lily and Steve at Ferret Rescue Surrey who collected our youngsters this year, and are the ones monitoring the post release.

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