Which garden beastie has 20,000 teeth and an electric current in itsslime? What can you do to help baby animals? And why do birds sing atdawn?
Discover the answers to these and other wildlife questions by downloading the RSPCAs first ever podcast which can be found at www.rspca.org.uk/wildlife . You can also email questions to the wildlife scientists for next month’s edition.
The lively podcast highlights the RSPCAs work with wild animals, invites supporters to interact with its scientists and adds to the Society’s ever-growing online fan base on Facebook and Twitter.
It has already attracted the attention of RSPCA supporter and new presenter of the BBCs Springwatch programme Chris Packham, who said: “It’s fantastic to hear that the RSPCA is making their hard work for wildlife so easily accessible, for all to read, and now hear, on its website. It’s really important that the public are made aware of the wildlife that surrounds them, and what we can all do to help it through this busy spring period.”
Rob Atkinson, head of the RSPCAs wildlife science department and star of the May podcast, said: “This is a great way of letting people know about the RSPCA’s wildlife work, and the sort of animal activity they can expect to see on their doorstep. Every month, scientists from our department and staff on the ground at our wildlife centres will be highlighting these wildlife events and offering advice and guidance on how we can all help wildlife through the year.”