In pictures: A bundle of baby badgers are being reared by the Scottish SPCA after being separated from their mum

A month after the animal charity took on the little badger, Lavender, they now have even smaller and younger charges as four more baby badgers are found separated from their parents.

Three of the new cubs were found above ground, with no signs of a nearby sett or family.

The little babies were a similar age to the now five week old Lavender, who was rescued by the Scottish SCPA at merely a week old and was, at the time, the smallest badger they had taken in.

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In pictures: A bundle of baby badgers are being reared by the Scottish SPCA after being separated from their mum

That crown has now been taken by the fourth cub found, named Pelly, who was discovered amongst hay bales, with no mother in sight.

In a social media post, the charity said: “Several days after the litter of 3 arrived we had a call of potential newborn badger Cubs found in hay bales, where mum had been scared and ran off she left her Cubs behind

“With our efforts mum was reunited with her Cubs which she moved, however she left one behind, introducing Pelly

“Pelly arrived at 72 grams!

In pictures: A bundle of baby badgers are being reared by the Scottish SPCA after being separated from their mum

“We couldn’t believe our eyes when we seen her or how this little miracle was still alive!

"One week on Pelly has gained lots of weight and again one member of staff has been rearing this little girl around the clock day and night for the best chances of survival

“So far everything is promising and hopefully the fabulous five will grow up together to be released later on this year!”

The other badgers were named Violet, Peach and Bean, all names coming from Roald Dahl books.

In pictures: A bundle of baby badgers are being reared by the Scottish SPCA after being separated from their mum

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In pictures: A bundle of baby badgers are being reared by the Scottish SPCA after being separated from their mum
In pictures: A bundle of baby badgers are being reared by the Scottish SPCA after being separated from their mum
In pictures: A bundle of baby badgers are being reared by the Scottish SPCA after being separated from their mum
In pictures: A bundle of baby badgers are being reared by the Scottish SPCA after being separated from their mum
In pictures: A bundle of baby badgers are being reared by the Scottish SPCA after being separated from their mum
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