Hedgehogs hogging the limelight – BBC Springwatch 2015


Hogging the limelightFilmed hedgehog behaviour throughout the night for a Springwatch story about how, against the odds and contrary to other central London green spaces, they are managing to thrive in Regent’s Park. With experts suggesting they could be wiped out in the UK in 10 years time, what can this specific population teach us about their long term survival and what is the secret to their success?

On the Hunt for Hedgehogs (Courtesy of BBC Media Centre. Re: Springwatch 2015)

Hedgehogs are declining in the wild at the same rate as tigers, and it seems our city hogs are not immune to this shocking statistic.  In the dead of night, Michaela Strachan joins a team from the Zoological Society of London and the Royal Parks Foundation to track down the last remaining hedgehogs in central London. GPS and radio trackers will be fitted to hogs in Regents Park in a new project to discover more about what’s happening to our prickly pals and help inform other city parks around the country.

Hedgehog back foot