The Scottish SPCA is currently caring for three orphaned red squirrels, called Boromir, Gandalf and Fili, who arrived at their National Wildlife Rescue Centre after their nest fell from a tree.
We were alerted after the three siblings were discovered by a concerned member of the public in Stirling.
Centre Manager Colin Seddon said, “Boromir, Gandalf and Fili arrived in our care just over three weeks ago and have been getting on really well.
“The trio are being hand-reared by our expert centre staff and they will soon be weaned, and then moved into one of our outdoor aviaries to develop the skills necessary to survive in the wild.
“Once Boromir, Gandalf and Fili have fully recovered, they’ll be released back into the wild at a supported release site.
“Nesting season for both squirrels and birds is well underway so we urge people to take care when cutting down trees/trimming hedges. It’s best to check for nests first to avoid any accidents.”
Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed wild animal should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.