Press releases

WRAS's Chris Riddington is been given the amazing challenge of completing the 100km non-stop Race to the Stones.

He will be follow in the footsteps of Vikings, Romans, dragons & Kings travelling along the Chilterns to the mystical North Wessex Downs past mighty iron age forts, ancient monuments and through some of Britain’s most stunning landscapes.  A 5,000 year trek back in time. » Read more

Rescuers were called out after a lady, on the Town Farm Estate in Hailsham, heard a flapping noise coming from a drain.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) attended on site and at first couldn’t see anything in the drain. “The lady who called us had to go out, and said the bird had been flapping around in the water, however when we arrived we couldn’t see anything. However I noticed a pipe low down close to the water, which the bird might have been able to get into” said Trevor Weeks Duty Rescue Co-ordinator for WRAS. » Read more

The 6th – 12th May 2018 is Hedgehog Awareness Week.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) is urging everyone to “Think Hedgehog” and help support this much loved British mammal which is in decline.

Most hedgehogs have come out of hibernation now and are actively seeking partners and mating.  It won’t be long before the first litter of urchins (baby hedgehogs) are born. » Read more

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

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