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October 18, 2020 - BBC News

Hedgehog road deaths in UK 'as high as 335,000'

Hedgehog road deaths in UK 'as high as 335,000'
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Up to 335,000 hedgehogs are dying each year on UK roads, a study suggests.

The figure represents a three-fold mortality rate on 2016 data, described as "alarming" by a team at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) researchers.

A study in 2016 put the UK road death figure at 100,000 but experts suggested that was a "mid-line estimate".

Related: Prickly business: the hedgehog highway that knits a village together

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