Ep 45. Helping Hedgehogs – Elaine O’Riordan

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For episode 45 I interviewed Elaine O'Riordan, the woman behind the Irish Hedgehog survey to chat about, you guessed it, hedgehogs! Have a listen, and don't forget to check out www.irishhedgehogsurvey.com to get involved.

If you find a sick or injured hedgehog in Ireland, you can call the WRI Wildlife Hospital on 01 6877766 or 0818 877766

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  • [02:45] Correction in last week's episode.
  • [08:30] Get to know Elaine.
  • [13:00] The first hedgehog encounter for Elaine.
  • [15:00] Hedgehogs in Ireland breed & population.
  • [18:00] How they live and spend their time.
  • [23:00] Why should we survey them.
  • [30:45] How to participate in the survey.
  • [33:15] Biggest threats to hedgehogs in Ireland today.
  • [36:00] Other ways we can help them and what food to leave out for them.
  • [41:45] What to do if you find an injured hedgehog.
  • [45:00] Keeping hedgehogs as pets.
  • [47:30] Random questions!

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