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Helping Hedgehogs - Elaine, Irish Hedgehog Survey

Helping Hedgehogs - Elaine, Irish Hedgehog Survey

Update: 2021-05-17
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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.


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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!


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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Helping Hedgehogs - Elaine, Irish Hedgehog Survey

Helping Hedgehogs - Elaine, Irish Hedgehog Survey