Flash news from our cosy armchair department, Leoch UK has just announced a news update on three baby hedgehogs saved by its sales and marketing team last year.
The hoglets — the correct name for baby hedgehogs — had been found stranded and defenceless outside Leoch’s offices in the wilderness best known as the Welland Business Park.
Leoch’s resourceful staff quickly spotted the distressed animals and rushed them in a mercy dash down the A4304 to the Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital.
Now recovered from their ordeal, the prickly trio has been released and let back into the wilds of Market Harborough on World Wildlife Day.
“This is the lead battery business at its best,” said one commentator on an important battery magazine. “Enterprising, compassionate and quick witted.”
Some facts about hedgehogs:
• They belong to the Erinaceidae family, which has 17 species of the creature
• A group of them is called an ‘array’
• Each animal has between 5,000 and 7,000 spikes, or ‘quills’
• In the UK, hedgehogs are officially classified as ‘vulnerable to extinction’
• In the US, specifically Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, New York City and Washington, DC, it is illegal to keep them as pets.