Next Episode of Born to Be Wild is
Season 2 / Episode 3 and airs on 02 August 2021 19:00
Series taking a look inside the Scottish SPCA's wildlife rescue centre.
Inside the SSPCA's wildlife rescue centre, the team rehabilitate and release an otter from Shetland and battle to save the lives of a peregrine falcon and a fox with a broken leg.
The SSPCA centre staff battle their way into work as the worst winter storm in many years batters Scotland. And two otters are released in the Borders.
April helps hand-rear Padme the orphaned fox cub, while in the seal unit, Kaniz needs the help of specialist vet Romain to operate on a grey seal with a swollen flipper.
Wildlife assistant Juanita attempts to hand-rear the tiniest litter of red squirrels ever admitted to the centre. Meanwhile, Kaniz and Gaby struggle with a pair of feisty gannets.
The SSPCA employs many field officers who are the front line in Animal Rescue, and Bob is one of the most experienced. Episode three joins him on his rounds as he's called in to a central-belt house where a family has discovered a tiny and unexpected visitor: a Pipistrelle Bat inside a strip-light.
Head Of Birds Lorraine is one of the most experienced and dedicated members of the SSPCA rescue centre staff, every year hand-rearing hundreds of baby nestlings and nursing dozens of injured birds back to health.
But this is a year like no other, and in mid-March the lives of the centre staff are turned upside down by the arrival of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Lorraine is forced to shield at home, but she isn't going to let the pandemic get in the way of her work! Two collared dove chicks she names Dave and Daisy follow her home, and it isn't long before she's also caring for orphaned goldfinches, a concussed robin and even a mute swan which crash lands in a field next to Lorraine's home, and is transported straight back to its home on Loch Leven.
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