Macropod Stress Research Agenda

The significance of stress on wildlife, particularly in mammals, is not fully appreciated by rehabilitators, zoos,  conservation and reserve managers, ecologists and veterinarians. Acute stress in these animals can, without appropriate treatment or environmental adjustment, progress to chronic stress, renal failure, myopathy and death. This is of international relevance to…

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Two big stories…

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Our new wildlife veterinary hospital is now in full swing In December our wildlife triage centre, which had served us well for many years and  was at the forefront in successfully treating and rehabilitating 30 burns cases from the black summer fires, officially became a licenced veterinary hospital.  We understand…

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Big Autumn Move Almost Completed

Our Autumn move of rehabilitated kangaroos to their delayed-release site is now nearing completion; with their eventual release on 2000 acres of remote private wildlife sanctuary land.  Thirty four animals have so far been translocated to the five acre pre-release enclosure with another three to be moved in the next…

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Big Max makes full recovery and goes free

Just before Christmas Steve and Rosemary were called to rescue a huge kangaroo that had been hit by a vehicle near Queanbeyan.  Max must have been 75kg and 2 metres tall.  His injuries included a fractured cheek, fractured upper palate, head injury and severe concussion. His jaw was intact. The…

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