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  1. COVID-19 lockdown measures impacted citizen science hedgehog observation numbers in Bavaria, Germany

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    | Contributor(s):: Sweet, F. S. T., Rödl, T., Weisser, W. W.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to temporary changes in human-animal interactions due to changes in human activities. Here, we report on a surge in hedgehog observations during the first COVID-19 lockdown in Germany in 2020, on the citizen science Web portal "Igel in Bayern"...

  2. Hibernation Patterns of the European Hedgehog, Erinaceus europaeus, at a Cornish Rescue Centre

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    | Contributor(s):: Kathryn E. South, Kelly Haynes, Angus C. Jackson

    The European hedgehog, Erinaceus europaeus, is frequently admitted to rescue centres in the UK. With many overwintering in captivity, there is cause to investigate hibernation patterns in order to inform and improve husbandry and monitoring protocols. Thirty-five hedgehogs were studied...

  3. Music Festival Makes Hedgehogs Move: How Individuals Cope Behaviorally in Response to Human-Induced Stressors

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    | Contributor(s):: Wanja Rast, Leon M.F. Barthel, Anne Berger

    Understanding the impact of human activities on wildlife behavior and fitness can improve their sustainability. In a pilot study, we wanted to identify behavioral responses to anthropogenic stress in an urban species during a semi-experimental field study. We equipped eight urban hedgehogs...

  4. The Ethics and Welfare Implications of Keeping Western European Hedgehogs (erinaceus Europaeus) in Captivity

    | Contributor(s):: Jones, S. A., Chapman, Stella

    Patient outcomes for hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) casualties are not limited to release versus euthanasia; some hedgehogs have conditions that do not preclude their ability to survive in captivity with human intervention. This research explored the welfare implications and ethical issues of...

  5. Infectious threats from exotic pets: dermatological implications

    | Contributor(s):: Rosen, T., Jablon, J.

  6. A study of rehabilitated juvenile hedgehogs after release into the wild

    | Contributor(s):: Morris, P. A., Warwick, H.

    Because many juvenile hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) are "rehabilitated" with little or no previous experience of life in the wild, a study is described in which 12 such animals were monitored after release in Devon, UK. They quickly learned their way about, built nests and found them again, and...

  7. Released, rehabilitated hedgehogs: a follow-up study in Jersey

    | Contributor(s):: Morris, P. A.

  8. The survival and welfare of hedgehogs ( Erinaceus europaeus ) after release back into the wild

    | Contributor(s):: Reeve, N. J.

    Ten female hedgehogs were released into a rural woodland area (Surrey, UK) with a low natural hedgehog density, and radio-tracked for up to 108 days. 2 hedgehogs were also released in an urban area with an established hedgehog population and tracked for 109 and 131 days respectively. Most of the...

  9. Traps for killing stoats ( Mustela erminea ): improving welfare performance

    | Contributor(s):: Warburton, B., Poutu, N., Peters, D., Waddington, P.

    Fenn traps are widely used in New Zealand for control of small predators. Introduced stoats (Mustela erminea) pose a significant risk to many indigenous New Zealand bird species, and the Department of Conservation (DOC) has used Fenn traps to reduce their numbers over the last 20-30 years....