SIX leverets are nearly ready to be released after being nursed back to health by carers at Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

The baby hares were rescued separately by the East Huntspill wildlife charity after being abandoned across Somerset but were raised together to give them a stronger chance of survival.

Animal carer Marie Densten, said the leverets have recovered well.

“When they are finally released, their chances of survival will be much greater than if they were released individually.

“They are now back at Secret World in an enclosure and are being weaned. It’s interesting to see that the oldest in the group is actually mothering the younger members.

“They will be ready to be let loose in the wild in four weeks.”