Orphaned pine marten rescued

The Scottish SPCA is caring for an adorable pine marten found orphaned in Stirlingshire.

Kayleigh pine martenWe were alerted on Friday (27 May) after the eight week old female kit was discovered next to a garden pond in Blanefield.

The pine marten is now being looked after at our National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross, where she has been named Kayleigh.

Centre manager Colin Seddon said, “Kayleigh was slightly underweight and weak when she was found and there was no sign of her parents.

“When the lady who found her tried to put her in a box to contain her, she curled right up into a little ball and fell asleep.

“Kayleigh is doing really well and we are hopeful she will be back in her natural habitat by the end of summer once she is fully developed and able to fend for herself.

“She will be released in an area of low pine marten density with the land owner’s permission which will strengthen the existing population and encourage growth.”

Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed wild animal should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

Bird rescued by the Scottish SPCA being fed

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