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June 2018

Friday, 29 June 2018

Ryedale Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Ryedale Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

The long established Ryedale Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, based in Norton care for all sorts of creatures in need, referred by the general public, RSPCA and the Police Wildlife Crimes Unit. The best contact is their phone number 01653695124 and you can find more information on the Links page (click Links above).
The Centre specialise in raptors, many injured by deliberate persecution (like the Red Kite in the photo, downed by a shotgun but successfully rehabilitated and released) but the range of their work is illustrated by their annual statistics. In 2016, 93 birds of prey were looked after, 51 of which were successfully released. They include 28 Tawnies, 13 Barn Owls, Little Owls, Long and Short Eared owls, 19 Kestrel, 6 Sparrowhawk, 16 Buzzard, Goshawk, Kite, Marsh Harrier and Peregrine. Five were illegally shotgun shot, three were illegally fenn trapped. Various other wildlife were admitted including 14 Mute Swans, 6 badgers, 2 otter, a weasel, a fox, a Common Crane, Gt Crested Grebes, kingfisher, Manx Shearwater, herons, woodpeckers, Common Scoter, Common Gull, many hedgehogs, pigeon and garden birds.

If you would like to support their work there is a link below for donations.