A red squirrel found clinging to its dead mother is recovering in the Scottish SPCA’s care.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted earlier this month (February) when a two-week-old kit was discovered at the sign of a road in Drumoak, Aberdeenshire. 

The squirrel is being looked after at the charity’s National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Clackmannanshire, where staff have named her Ewok. 

Centre manager Colin Seddon said: “Ewok is our first red squirrel orphan of the year and was found under very sad circumstances after her mum was hit by a car. 

“It’s incredible she survived given she would have been attached to her mother at the time. 

“Ewok is quite delicate but seems to be responding well to treatment. Once Ewok is on solid food, we’ll move her to one of our outdoor enclosures where she’ll have lots of space to run, jump and develop her fitness before her release back into the wild.” 

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