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In the Wild Grasses: A Badger Face wins Photo of the Month
LettsSafari's latest 'in the wild grasses' feature gets photo of the month
The wild grasses in the newest LettsSafari park, Sunrise Park, have taken off this year. They are packing out nicely with wildflowers and certain thistles. Following our annual roundup of herbivores we tagged and released two young Badger Faces - a male and a female. Our photo of the month was taken at sunset two days after their release. The grasses are so tall that the 3ft high male herbivore is half hidden.
The year old male patiently follows the slightly more skittish young female. This 10 acre park will be their new home. Woods and bracken surround a large circular area of wild grasses. Last winter we planted around 30 new trees to complete the wide oval perimeter of woods. This winter we plan to plant another 20 following LettsSafari’s replanting scheme.
We will keep a careful watch over the two young Badger Faces and their new Soay friend to see how they settle in and integrate. They are forming the basis of a new and somewhat experimental herbivore breeding programme. We’ll keep you posted!
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