Prickly friends go radio gaga

A herd of hedgehogs are being fitted with radio transmitters in pioneering research looking at the animals' hibernation habits.

Furry friends prepare for radio debut

Hedgehog
One of the hedgehogs helping with research. Credit: Andy Dickenson

A herd of rescue hedgehogs who were nursed back to health at the RSPCA Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre in Hastings are helping with pioneering research. The hedgehogs are being tagged with tiny little radio transmitters and then released into the woods around the University of Sussex. campus.

The species is reported to be in decline in some parts of the south.