Sydney Wildlife

Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release Australian native animals, and to educate the community, at all levels, about the need to protect our native animals and to preserve their habitats.
Jul 22, 2014

Message From Rosie

 

Message from Rosie the Joey

A while ago you met my Mum  

She died before help arrived

A passer-by found her

And spent a moment by her side.

 

Just as the stranger

Turned to walk away

They thought they saw a movement

and decided they would stay.

 

They looked a little closer

To see what they could see

And found that little movement

Was living, breathing me.

 

They got in quite a flummox

and didn’t know just what to do

How could they help me

Should they take me to the zoo?

 

They rang their local vet

Who said, “All you need to know:

Is for help with native animals

Call Sydney Wildlife 9413 4300”.

 

There are wildlife rescue groups

Right across the land

Who are there to assist at times like this

And to lend a helping hand.

 

A wildlife carer quickly arrived

And took Mum and me away

They are taking special care of me

I’m growing stronger every day.

 

So the morale of this story

Is that should you ever find

A dead possum or a kangaroo

Or marsupial of any kind

 

Just stop a moment, check the pouch

To see what you might see

You just might find a little joey

Like living, breathing me.

 ©Sydney Wildlife 2014

 

Great News….. we have been able to release Dell into a wildlife sanctuary now she is 18 months of age. As we did not know exactly where she came from, we were not able to take her back to release where she was born. She now has her own mob of kangaroos to live with and help her learn all she needs to know about being a kangaroo.

 

Back in the rehabilitation facility, we have planted more native plants that will provide extra food for the macropods living in the facility and teach them how to graze. We have also had plumping laid so we can have a tap within the facility to make it easier to clean, water the plants and also refill the drinking troughs.

 

Presently we have 3 macropods living in the rehabilitation facility. It is great seeing them grow and thrive in this facility that wouldn’t have been possible without your generous support.

Cloudy and Dell
Cloudy and Dell
More of our wonderful Volunteers
More of our wonderful Volunteers
Jun 1, 2014

DON'T LET ME STARVE UPDATE

Cloudy and friend Quagmire enjoying rehabilitation
Cloudy and friend Quagmire enjoying rehabilitation

Cloudy the Eastern Grey Kangaroo, who was found malnourished to the point that he couldn’t stand, is now in the rehabilitation area your donations have helped us build.

Cloudy has now joined 3 other Macropods (kangaroos and Wallabies) keeping him company in the rehabilitation area. He has a long way to go but is slowly improving in his health and mental state.

Our Global Giving donors should be very proud of themselves, as through your donations we have been able to rehabilitate 7 Macropods since starting the project.

THANK YOU SO MUCH

Unfortunately we had another Eucalyptus tree fall, severely damaging one of the fences. Luckily our corporate volunteers have worked very hard and replaced the fence so our beautiful Macropods could not escape or hurt themselves. Trees are an essential part of the landscape providing shade, shelter and food for our precious native animals in the area.

Word is out about Sydney Wildlife's fantastic work at Waratah Park. We are pleased to advise that other companies, such as Bunnings Warehouse, have volunteered time and equipment, with their current project being to paint part of the facility we use to prepare the animals food.

 We are very proud of what we have achievd so far, let us know your thoughts on our projects wall.

Our wonderful Volunteers
Our wonderful Volunteers
Fixing the fence
Fixing the fence
Dell, Jack, Quagmire and Cloudy.
Dell, Jack, Quagmire and Cloudy.
Mar 3, 2014

Please Don't Let Me Starve!

Cloudy thin and lethargic
Cloudy thin and lethargic

This little kangaroo's name is Cloudy, he was found in one of Sydneys Northern suburbs starving, so weak that he couldn’t stand up.

Thanks to your donations and the Volunteer carers hard work Cloudy is now recovering well and in a few months will be able to move into the rehabilitation facility.

To help an animal like Cloudy to survive it takes a lot of care. As he'd had no food for a long period of time and needed fluid injections to hydrate him we needed to feed him small amounts often and the formula needed to be diluted as his stomach would not cope with full strength.

He was kept quiet and needed heat for shock initially even though it was very warm in Sydney when Cloudy came into care.

Once the formula started to work and he put on some weight the formula strength was increased and the feeding frequency decreased.

Now a couple of months later we have an active and much healthier joey that can not only stand but hop around.

We have continued to work on the rehabilitation area with volunteers lifting heavy rubber to finish the walls in the Quarantine area, (which I might add looks great). It is so good to now have a facility to enable us to take in injured adult Macropods where they wont further hurt them selves on hard surfaces while they are being treated.

 

Maintenance of the area is continuous by our corporate volunteers with planting, weeding and watering of native bushes that provide food for the Macropods, also regularly mowing of the surrounding areas.

We feel blessed to have so many wonderful volunteers helping us achieve our goal.

Watering the Plants
Watering the Plants
Cleaning up around the plants
Cleaning up around the plants
Having a well earned break
Having a well earned break
Dell is growing big and strong.
Dell is growing big and strong.
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