Manar

It was late one night when Manar, a severely injured adult female wombat, was brought to us. She had a fractured skull and  jaw , severe concussion and dehydration.The rescuer had noticed her by the side of the road in the morning but thought that she was dead . On…

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Emotional Eyes

Emotional eyes Steve and Rosemary’s story ‘Dasher’ had lost her long time and inseparable companion ‘Rudi’ to cardiomyopathy –  resulting from being chased by a dog. For weeks Dasher ran expectantly back and forth to all the favourite places she had shared with her friend – the Casuarina embankment, ‘Rudi’s…

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Fur Elise

She was as beautiful as the music she was named after and a very lucky little joey. Elise was caught by her foot in a wire fence suspended off the ground on a hot afternoon. The wire had cut deeply into the skin proximal to the metatarsophalangeal joint( between the…

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Respiratory Illness

Kangaroos are susceptible to a highly contagious respiratory illness which can often be fatal in small animals especially less than four kg. The first symptoms are sneezing and a runny nose. If untreated the joeys can develop copious, thick, nasal secretions and mucosal oedema which can prevent the animal from breathing…

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Hypothermia and Hypoglycaemia

Hypothermia and Hypoglycaemia Rosemary’s story about Tinkerbell the Brushtail Possum Winter is the time to check rescued animals for hypothermia. Even a very cold, floppy, unresponsive animal can show great improvement after a few hours of warming. We have seen a number of examples of this. Its important to be…

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From Chaos to Calm in a Second

One of the joys of living with wild animals is going for a walk and having previously cared-for animals come over to you to say ‘hello’. Recently Rosemary was out walking in the afternoon. It was windy and the local kangaroo mob were unusually nervous. Kangaroos don’t like the wind…

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A Big Thanks From Big Bertha

The rescue and rehabilitation of injured native animals is a team effort and Bertha the wombat has many people to thank. Bertha was injured near a major highway and then was seen scurrying down her burrow.  First she had to be dug out of the burrow.  When rescued, X-rays showed…

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Monga Goes Home

Monga Goes Home Monga the wombat was rescued near Mongarlowe. Weighing in at 34 kilograms the wild wombat, despite having a dislocated elbow and fractured wrist as a result of a motor vehicle accident, had no wish to be rescued and put up a real fight, which involved wrecking two…

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