New series ‘Born to be Wild’ announced

The Scottish SPCA is delighted to be featured in an exciting new ten-part series from BBC Scotland.

New series ‘Born to be Wild’ announcedThe series will go behind the scenes as we care for thousands of wild animals at our National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross.

Produced by Maramedia, this exciting new series will feature a host of adorable characters from otters to orphaned fox cubs, badgers to eagles, seals cubs and hundreds of hungry hedgehogs.

Chief Executive Kirsteen Campbell said, “We are delighted to be part of this exciting new programme with Maramedia which will showcase the incredible work done by the team at our National Wildlife Rescue Centre at Fishcross.

“Our wildlife centre is rarely seen so this is a great opportunity for the public to view first-hand the wild animals we rescue, rehabilitate and release, while fully respecting the needs of all the animals in our care.”

Nigel Pope, Creative Director at Maramedia said, “We are thrilled with this new commission from BBC Scotland and to be working with the dedicated wildlife team at the Scottish SPCA. Seeing these wild animals at close quarters is a real privilege offering viewers a chance to learn much more about Scotland’s amazing wildlife.”

Tom Cara, Series Producer at Maramedia said, “It’s shaping up to be a thrilling series – the access to animals you’d only ever see from the end of a telescope, is incredible and the resilience and brilliance of the skilled Scottish SPCA staff really shines through as do their passion for giving ever single animal they receive absolutely the best care possible.”

The series is currently in production and will be delivered to the BBC towards the end of 2018.

Scottish SPCA Wildlife Assistant with deer fawns

Wildlife rescue

Every year the Scottish SPCA rescues thousands of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.

In 2017 we cared for over 9,600 wild animals - a new record!

We help every kind of wild animal in Scotland and are the only national animal welfare charity which rescues birds.

Find out more about our wildlife rescue work.