Friday, 1 August 2014

Water Shrew Babies

Our water shrews in our hedgerow display have bred! They are now nesting in the back right hand corner of their enclosure, and are particularly active after fresh food has been put out in the morning and afternoon. If you happen to be around while the keepers are feeding them, it will be well worth waiting for a few minutes to see them.

The female in particular keeps running out to collect some food, before nipping back to the nest again. The male is a little more nonchalant about it all, and will stay out longer... sometimes forced to by the female, and it looks like he has a second den nearer the right side of their home.

Keep an eye out for them when you are next here, and I imagine it will only be a couple of weeks until we start to see the youngsters exploring their home.

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