Sink or swim: orphaned ducklings are saved for Easter

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April 10th, 2012

Peter and Paul These ducklings are now being cared for by animal rescue staff just in time for Easter after being abandoned by their mother.

The pair of Mallards – nicknamed Peter and Paul by carers – were found paddling in a stream in Vivary Park, Taunton, this week.

Luckily they were scooped up by two animal lovers and taken to Secret World Wildlife Rescue, in nearby East Huntspill.

After being cared for they will be released back into the wild. Secret World staff are busy meeting visitors on their four-day Easter Open Weekend – which they hope will raise cash for their £4.4 million Call of the Wild Appeal.

The project, launched by Sir Terry Pratchett, aims to build a new wildlife teaching hospital and education centre.

Read the full article on the  Taunton People website.

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