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.
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