Sadly one did not survive long but the remaining two are both well and will be re-homed to another colony sometime during the autumn of 2017.
2016 has been very frustrating for us at Kelling Heath.
In early February we agreed with Pensthorpe to swap one of the males for a female which we hope will breed with the remaining Kelling Heath male.
As the female was new to the enclosure we needed to keep them separated for a few days so the female was able to acclimatise to her new surroundings.
Our resident male is now 8 years old which in squirrel years is quite old and sadly he may now no longer be able to reproduce.
Working with Natural Resources Wales (NRW), Clocaenog Forest has been identified as one of three ‘Focal Sites’ for red squirrel conservation, it is hoped that the latest squirrels from Norfolk can help to secure the future of the species.
As July draws to an end we are pleased to announce that another kitten has been spotted in the compound (22 July).
At the moment there is only one but we are keeping our fingers crossed that more could emerge in the coming days.
After the success of breeding four kittens last year 2019 has seen mixed results so far.
Our breeding pair produced just one kitten early in the spring period but sadly the kitten was poorly and did not survive.