Posted 24th May 2018 by Peter Byrne
A study has revealed millions of Brits have never seen a badger, bat or raven in the wild
Despite 89 per cent considering themselves to be 'wildlife lovers', one in three have never seen a badger in its natural habitat, while four in 10 say the same about weasels.
The survey, conducted by Huawei, also found one in four have never spotted a wild rabbit, while 24 per cent have not seen a frog while they've been walking through the countryside.
It's not only the animals that prove elusive though - 26 per cent say they have never seen a starling, while over one in four are still to spot a raven.
Other birds on the yet-to-see list include a cuckoo, tawny owl, thrush and wren. Yet eight in 10 adults would love the chance to get closer to wildlife, with those in Cardiff, Leeds and Glasgow likely to become more familiar with animals in their local area.
It was found that eight in 10 adults would like to have the opportunity to get closer to wildlife, with it being found that those in Leeds, Cardiff and Glasgow are most likely to want to become familiar with the animals in their local area.
It also emerged that one in five would like to capture the local wildlife on camera local wildlife on camera if they got the opportunity.
Survey data courtesy of Huawei