Hedgehog numbers in the UK have declined by up to half since the year 2000. It is now estimated that there are fewer than 1 million left. Hedgehogs begin to hibernate from November. Bonfire night can be a dangerous time for hedgehogs. Bonfires tend to be made from natural materials which hedgehogs use to hibernate in. The University is a Gold award accredited Hedgehog Friendly Campus and we want to share with our community some tips on how to avoid harming hedgehogs this bonfire night:
Hedgehogs are nocturnal mammals and, if seen out during daylight hours, may be in trouble. If you see a hedgehog out during the day, contact the British Hedgehog Preservation Society on 01584 890801 for advice and (if required) details of your nearest hedgehog rescue.
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