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
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