You may remember that courier R, who is a something of a badger expert, was involved in rescuing a pair of badger cubs whose sett had been accidentally disturbed.

The cubs were taken to Wildlife Aid in Surrey, where the prognosis for their survival was put at just 50/50. Sadly, despite the top-notch care they’re receiving, we’ve heard that one of the cubs has died. Wildlife Aid says it’s only to be expected, as they were so young; but even so it’s a sad time when everyone has worked so hard.

The sibling continues to grow, but is still very young and clearly not out of the woods yet.

The surviving cub β€” you can see how its markings are developing

The surviving cub β€” you can see how its markings are developing