Hedgehogs were once a common sight in British gardens, but figures suggest that their population is declining at a rapid rate – so much so in fact, that hedgehog numbers declined by over a third between 2003 and 2012.There are many contributing factors to this decline, including habitat loss, new roads, increased road traffic, and gardens being built with impenetrable walls and fences. However, there are things you can do to help
(28th April 2015) THE GILES' PLANIGALE: He can be courageous, fearless and will attempt to sink his teeth into you as soon as look at you. But, seeing as he's not much bigger than the size of an average thumb nail, this little Aussie bruiser is never going to pose a threat to humans. The furry Giles' planigale is a native to Australia, is about as big as a 50p piece, and can usually be found foraging for food in cracks in the soil.