Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife

by Sydney Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife
Rehabilitate Wallabies & Other Native Wildlife

Project Report | Nov 13, 2023
Nugget- A Wombat Rescue

By Joan Reid | Volunteer Sydney Wildlife Rescue

A Wombat's Tail

In May this year Sydney Wildlife Rescue (SWR) was asked if we would help a group of carers from another wildlife organisation, as they had four very tiny wombats that had come into care in the space of two nights. These baby wombats (joeys) had been rescued from the pouches of mothers hit by cars and killed. The carers already had other various sized joeys in care so reached out for help with their growing numbers. When marsupials such as these are still furless, they often take a lot of time to feed. They need to be fed every 2-3 hours and their skin needs a ‘grease up’ (with Gold Cross Pure Lanolin) to keep it moist. It's a huge time commitment.

One of our very experienced SWR volunteers was able to help and took on a small female wombat, just 170 grams, which we called Nugget ( small, precious and chunky). Nugget’s eyes were still closed and her body was completely pink, so she was placed into a small humidicrib to maintain constant temperature. It was fascinating to watch her having dreams, with funny little movements and kicks. We believe this is the way they keep the blood flowing to all parts of their body when so small.

Having a joey that tiny meant she had to be with her carer at all times. This included travelling with the carer if they had to leave the house for more than a few hours, as it was vital not to miss a feed time. Whether her carer was doing volunteer work at Sydney Wildlife Rescue’s rehabilitation facility or a day in our Mobile Care Unit the top priority was that Nugget was fed on time. She even went away on an anniversary holiday her carer had planned with her husband. Because the animals in our care take so much time out of our day and night, our volunteers are so thankful for supportive and understanding families.

While SWR volunteers are very busy doing rescues in the Sydney area, we also help other wildlife organisations when they are overrun with rescues, and they do the same for us. Looking after so many animals, sometimes for years before they are able to be released, is very expensive so we are extremely grateful for your donations.

Nugget is very healthy and strong now as you can see in the photos.

 

 

Nuggets first vet check
Nuggets first vet check
In the intensive care unit
In the intensive care unit
Getting some fur
Getting some fur
Nugget and her Buddy Jewel.
Nugget and her Buddy Jewel.
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

About Project Reports

Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.

Sign up for updates

Organization Information

Sydney Wildlife

Location: Sydney, NSW - Australia
Website:
Project Leader:
Joan Reid
Lindfield , NSW Australia
$46,720 raised of $100,000 goal
 
675 donations
$53,280 to go
Donate Now

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Get incredible stories, promotions, and matching offers in your inbox

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.