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Stories of successful wildlife rescues and releases

Never give up

Please take a moment to acknowledge and appreciate the tireless efforts of wildlife carers and rescuers worldwide. This is young Robbie and his mum, Eastern Grey Kangaroos. Aurizon workers found them lying between railway tracks near Stanwell, Central Queensland....

Little orphan Angie

Beautiful Angie – a baby brushtail possum – and her mum were taken to a vet after being hit by a car last week. Sadly they couldn’t save her mum but Angie was unharmed, after her mum no doubt protected her at the time of the accident. She’s now in our care and is...

Saving Matilda

The iconic Aussie: this is Matilda. She’s an Eastern Grey Kangaroo, about 8 months old, and she came into our care this week. Her mother was killed by a car at Byfield but fortunately the driver checked the pouch and found this beautiful joey. They decided to care for...

Frank drops in for a visit

Adorable little Frank is a white-striped free-tailed bat. Amazingly enough, he was dropped by a crow right beside one of our very own carers as they made their way to work one morning last week. As a micro bat, his body length is only about 6cm, and his diet consists...

Coco (Flying Fox)

Meet Coco. We rescued her from Bouldercombe where the poor darling had been hanging by herself for three days. She was very thin but surprisingly still alive and seemingly unaffected by the cold nights. She's a little fighter and took her first bottle of milk like a...

Pelly the Pelican

Pelly the pelican came to Wildlife Rockhampton sick, injured and unable to eat. After just 14 days she flapped her wings and flew free back into the wild, healthy and happy. From Pedders Suspension in Rockhampton who found her and called in the experts, to Amanda who...

Evie (Black Striped Wallaby)

Evie is a little Black Striped Wallaby joey. Her mother was killed by a car but fortunately her mother did a great job at shielding her daughter from the impact. She came in with a bit of bruising and very stressed after her ordeal, but thanks to the quick thinking...

Digit (Brushtail Possum)

Digit and his mum were brought into the vet by a kind member of the public. Sadly there was no way we could save the mum. Digit’s milk supply had dried up at least a few days beforehand and he was severely dehydrated. He weighed 79gms. We were hoping that sleepless...

Laughing Kookaburra

This Laughing Kookaburra had a fractured wing. He was rehabilitated and successfully released.

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