Abandoned by his mother, Mario the mongoose was found cold and weak by manager Craig Wesson at Kirkleatham Owl Centre at just a few hours old.
Now, he's being very well-looked after not just by Craig, but also the other members of the animal community who he's made friends with.
You can see the full report from Helen Pearson below:
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