Fiona has reached an important milestone. She has been introduced to the indoor pools that her mom and dad use. They were drained to a manageable depth for her and will become deeper as she masters propelling herself to the surface for air. One of many things she must master before venturing into the outdoor hippo habitat is being able to navigate in deeper water.
Our two-day-old baby hippo, born six week early, is hanging in there. Her care team continues to give her 24-hour attention, which includes tube-feedings, vet checks and keeping her warm and moist. She is gaining some strength. This morning she got her first pool experience. Most hippos are born in the water, but they can’t actually swim. Pool time will help her build muscles and balance and maintain an optimal body temperature of 96-98 degrees.
Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out early afternoon to a fox cub after it was seen at the bottom of a drain in a cul-de-sac in Cooden Beach Bexhill.
The cub had originally been seen the night before but disappeared, but was again spotted at lunch time on Tuesday 10th May. Trevor Weeks MBE founder of WRAS from Uckfield, Rescuer Manager Chris Riddington from Eastbourne and Senior Rescue Tony Neads from Polegate, attended on site to try and save the cub.
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control responded to a call from a resident in an apartment who had a raccoon on her 10th floor balcony. The raccoon decided to take matters into her own hands-watch and see what happens!