Rescued Baby Hares

Posted by Jon in Animal Hospital, News, Rescued, Wild Mammals on Thursday 11/08/2016 21:37 UTC.

Wildlife has been coming in thick and fast, well very fast indeed actually. Faster than we can cope with! These little leverets (baby hares) came in a two weeks ago.

They were orphaned when their mother was trying to lead them to safety across a busy road and she was tragically killed by a car.

Aug 16 Leverets

They are notoriously difficult to rear for the first few days as they are very reluctant feeders initially but when they eventually get the hang of things they positively gulp down the milk. During the first few days I feed them every hour so that they can get the hang of things and give them sub cut fluids. It’s painstaking work and tiring but how can they not fail to melt your heart!

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