Friday, December 2, 2016

How a Lowly Hedgehog Raised the Bar on Wildlife Care


Les Stocker’s life was inextricably altered in 1976, when he stumbled on an injured hedgehog near his home. Unable to get it help from a local veterinarian, who offered to put it to sleep, Stocker took the little animal home and tended to it himself. It was the beginning of a 40-year journey that would transform the Brit’s mundane life as an accountant. Before his untimely death from a brain aneurism last July, Stocker, 73, had become a world-renowned wildlife treatment expert and had created Europe’s first wildlife teaching hospital, Tiggywinkles.
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