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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A new beginning for Scottie the wombat

Rosemary and I rescued Scottie last September. He had been attacked by dogs and was in a bad way.  But this was to be his lucky day.  His wounds and his general condition were so bad most other rescuers would probably have had him euthanised  Fortunately our wildlife veterinarian could see…

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A Great Summer Read

Gypsy Wulff’s new book Turning Points in Compassion is a great read this Summer for those interested in the compassionate lives of  animal advocate personalities around the world. The book can be ordered at: www.turningpointsincompassion_info Steve is interviewed for his work as founder and president of the Animal Justice Party of…

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Two grants to Possumwood

This week Possumwood Wildlife secured two grants to assist with its operation. Both grants recognise the significant contribution Possumwood makes to wildlife wellbeing. The first grant is from Voiceless, the animal protection organisation. The second grant is from the NSW Wildlife Council to help with an upgrade to the large…

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Possumwood to be on disaplay in India

The Wildlife Trust of India has asked Possumwood to present its work with Australian wildlife in the Protecting Animals Seminar Series at the Third Minding Animals Conference in New Delhi in January. In addition, Steve and Rosemary will be presenting two papers on wildlife emotional behaviour in the academic section of…

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