Warning: You may find this story and some of the pictures distressing
Staff at Secret World in Somerset have had to deal with one of their saddest arrivals - the body of a female badger who had been shot dead.
What's worse, according to the centre, is that she'd recently given birth - meaning her cubs were left helpless in the wild and starving to death.
The female badger was found dead at Edington near Bridgwater by a well-wisher who had heard shooting and gone to investigate. The animal had been killed when she was probably on the way back to her sett and her young.
Her body was taken to Secret World and experts there discovered that she had been shot in her stomach. They also confirmed that she was a mother.
Secret World has issued a photo of the dead badger close-up but it is too upsetting to publish here. The charity has reported the killing as a wildlife crime and says these are becoming all too common.
"It would have taken those cubs a week to die"
Secret World says the cubs would only be a week or two old - about the same size as little Opal who was brought into the centre in February.
She was one of the lucky ones - the first of the season's orphaned badger cubs. She needed round-the-clock care, which workers were able to provide.
While these latest badger cubs cannot be saved, Secret World continues to work to rescue and help wildlife until it can hopefully be returned to the wild.
The charity is holding open days over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, starting today, Good Friday. It is a chance for visitors to can find out more about its work and meet some of its success stories.