It is with great hope that Wildwood keepers, Judy & Amanda, say goodbye to two of this year's red squirrel babies as we hand them over to the project team from Natural Resource Wales. This ground breaking project sees a vital release to support red squirrels and save them from extinction. Once again Wildwood Trust is leading the fight to reverse extinction & rewild Britain!
Our baby squirrels, which we caught on camera earlier this year, are all grown up now and off to Wales for release to a secret woodland site! We are so proud of our team making a real difference! Watch on Youtube:
Wildwood Trust has helped repopulate the North Wales Island of Anglesey with red squirrels over the last 12 years, but as the native reds recolonise the mainland, Wildwood is now providing red squirrels to give support to their expansion and ensure their spread throughout the U.K.
Wildwood Trust has been successfully breeding red squirrels for over 14 years, and visitors have been thrilled to see the antics of the new baby red squirrels born earlier this year.
Reversing 100 years of near extinction is one of the main charitable goals of Wildwood Trust and it is great news for the future that now grown up, these captive-bred animals have been sent for reintroduction. Living wild and free, these animals will help form a buffer population to safeguard the species against national extinction.
Red squirrels went extinct in Kent in the 1960s, but many can still remember them from their childhood when Kent once teemed with these beautiful acrobats of the trees! You can make a donation to help our efforts and help to get red squrrels back to Kent one day: