Tuesday, 6 July 2010

A new litter of Harvest Mice!

Imagine going in to the Harvest Mouse Exhibit to discover an unknown litter of tiny babies that we didn't previously know about ......! That's exactly what happened yesterday when two of the Animal Care Team took on the task of moving the parent Harvest Mice to a new enclosure (to avoid in-breeding). The unexpected arrival of the adorable new babies was celebrated by capturing this image this morning!
We recently spoke with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Trust regarding the possibility of a release programme - using our 'Harvies' for the project. This would obviously need to be properly assessed by mammal experts and then correctly managed. We're looking forward to receiving further news about our re-introduction suggestion and hope to keep you posted once there's any further news!

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