Ever driven by a wild animal hit by a car? Ever encountered a cub during a hike or has your cat ever brought you a wounded bird? Or worse, ever witnessed a wildlife crime? Wildlife rescue centres respond to these and many more emergencies. They are wildlife hospitals, to rehabilitate and release these species back into the wild.
The objective of every wildlife rescue centre must be to release autochthonous fauna back into the wild. I’m specifying autochthonous as the reintroduction of non-native animals is illegal and can often lead to serious damage to local ecosystems and biodiversity. Rescue centres though, won’t refuse non-native animals. They will care for them as they’d do for any other animal and will find them proper accommodation, often a sanctuary.
Let’s make an example: you’re in your car, driving across the countryside, and you notice a fox on the roadside. She doesn’t move as…
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