Over the years hand-reared wild birds and animals are brought to the wildlife hospital to be given refuge as their owners can no longer care for them. As these animals and birds have been reared by humans and have never lived in the wild they cannot be released. Instead they rely on humans for their every need. They have never learnt or needed to hunt for food so their food has to be provided for them. They have no fear imprint either so they cannont protect themselves as they would have learnt to do in the wild. Due to the fact that they don't go hungry and aren't exposed to the dangers of living wild these animals and birds have a much longer lifespan in captivity. In fact we cared for a kestrel named Rosie who was 25 years old when she died. The average lifespan for a wild kestrel is on average 4 years! By adoptin a resident animal or bird you will be helping with the cost of providing their food, shelter and any medical treatment they may require for one year. The annual cost of an adoption is £35 and you will recieve an adoption pack and seasonal newsletters for the year. The welcome pack consists of An A4 mounted photograph An adoption certificate A Lower Moss Wood badge A Lower Moss Wood pen.