I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a badger in person, especially now that I live in New York, but they are one the most endeared animals in England.
When I think of English badgers, I think of the stoic, gruff one in Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows with tiny bifocals atop his nose, a regal jacket, and a pocket watch.
The truth is that badgers in England face quite dangerous lives. They are commonly hunted, and some people even steal badgers to fight against dogs and bet on the outcomes. They treat these badger poorly. They hurt them, and sometimes even blind them, so they fight harder against the dogs.
I know it’s devastating to think about, but fortunately there are lots of animal rights and wildlife preservation organizations valiantly fighting against these types of behaviors.
One of those rescues, the Secret World Wildlife Rescue, came across a five-day-old badger cub in desperate need of their love and care. He was given to them from the South Derbyshire Badger Group in hopes the rescue could help save him.
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This tiny badger cub was discovered when a woman saw something in her Jack Russell Terrier's mouth. She pulled him out and saw it was a sweet, newborn badger.
She notified the Badger rescue, who then transported him to the Secret World Wonder Rescue.
Though the best thing would be for him to be nursed by his mother, the rescue is unsure of where his specific family would be. He's very lucky to be alive, as baby badgers usually don't leave their underground homes for at least 12 weeks.
He is being kept in an incubator and fed from a syringe, and they keep him near a warm water bottle to simulate lying next to his mother.
This little guy is a strong survivor. They have named him "Little Star" and it looks like he's going to be living a long, healthy life.
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