What to do if you find a dead hedgehog
14th November 2017
To report any dead or ill hedgehogs in your garden visit the Garden Wildlife Health website here:
You can also let the wildlife vets at ZSL know if you have a dead hedgehog and they can send you all the necessary equipment to post it to them at no cost! Results and any advice will be relayed to the submitter.
The Garden Wildlife Health is a project set up by the wildlife vets at the Institute of Zoology, ZSL in collaboration with the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Froglife and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). It is Britain’s biggest public-led investigation into the health of native wildlife.
Hedgehogs are one of the focus species of the project which will be investigating whether infectious or non-infectious diseases are a factor in the hedgehog decline and establishing what a natural level of disease and parasitism may be.