Author Archives: East Sussex WRAS

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) rushed to the aid of a hedgehog reported as being stuck on the back of a crocodile in Eastbourne today.

"We are quite lucky in the UK that our wildlife is quite tame in comparison to other countries, so we were a bit worried when we were told the hedgehog was on the back of a crocodile, but relieved when we were told the crocodile was not real" explained Chris Riddington Duty Rescue Co-ordinator. » Read more

At WRAS Charity Shop in 192 Terminus Rd Eastbourne, we are taking part in International Animal Rescue's fundraiser Cakes for Apes!

International Animal Rescue is the last remaining hope for Critically Endangered orangutans in West Borneo. Their team rescues baby orangutans that have been snatched from their mothers and sold as pets, adults that have spent years chained in tiny cages and those left stranded when their forest home is destroyed. » Read more

A lady in Rye Close Polegate had a shock when she found a seriously injured hedgehog in her garden attached to a rodent trap.

The starving adult hedgehog, as thought to be freshly out of hibernation, looking for a tasty meal has found a Rat trap with some taste food in it and unfortunately sprung the violent trap that became attached to one of its front legs. » Read more

Possibly our first ever successful kingfisher release. After being admitted as a likely window strike our care team were concerned about neurological signs and spoke to Caroline at Vale Wildlife Rescue for advice.

Following that advice the kingfisher was given a lovely recipe of sprats special cat food vitamins and rehydration fluid which was blended together. Our care team monitored him closely and tube fed the small bird to keep him hydrated and up to weight. » Read more

Rescuers were called to reports of a grebe struggling at Crumbles Pond, Princes Park in Eastbourne just after 6pm last night (3rd April 2018). It was reportedly struggling to stay afloat and was waterlogged.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service’s Lead Casualty Manager Chris Riddington headed down from WRAS’s Hospital in Whitesmith, but due to the urgency also contacted rescuer Laura Carrick who lives in Eastbourne. » Read more