Ginger Prince Harry embraces red squirrels News

The ginger prince was in Northumberland to visit the Wildlife Trust’s Red Squirrel Northern England Project.

Red squirrels, beloved in and native to Britain, are under threat from gray squirrels (or grey as the British spell it), introduced in the 19th century from…ahem, America.

The grays are bigger, faster, nastier and eat more than the reds, and consequently the cuter reds are in catastrophic decline throughout the islands, according to British conservationists.

So, redhead royals to the rescue.

THREE MEN IN A TENT

Harry joined Conrad Dickinson and Will Nicholls, red squirrel conservationists, in a hide to see how wildlife photography helps promote protection of red squirrels.

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INTO THE WOODS, DARK AND DEEP

Harry walked in one of England’s ancient woods with Dickinson, Nicholls and Marion Craig, all working to safeguard beloved red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) by controlling unloved gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis), nasty invaders from America.

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