British hedgehogs. The end. Actually, it nearly IS the end for these little balls of cuteness. I have never actually seen a hedgehog but I know they exist. Same with unicorns. For real. Anyway, hedgehog numbers are in decline here in the UK in a major way. In 2011 The British Preservation Society and The People’s Trust published a report called “The State of British Hedgehogs” where they examined flamingos. I kid. Of course they surveyed the current hedgehog population. The report indicated that in 2011 there had been a 25% decline of hedgehog numbers over the previous 10 years. In 2013 there was a 37% decline.
What is happening and why? Well, there are a couple of reasons and while I am an expert in many things, the plight of hedgehogs is not among them. But this is what I know:
- Busy roads kill loads of hedgehogs every year. They…
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