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Stories of successful wildlife rescues and releases

Tawny Goes Home

This Tawny has an interesting story. A kind member of the public rescued him and took him to the vet. Unfortunately they forgot to leave details of where he was found, but the vet contacted us and we sent out a plea on Facebook to find his home. Our followers shared...

Successful Release

We released our two pheasant Coucals back to the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens today. They both came into care as late chicks when their nest was destroyed by mowing the long grass in which it was made. Luckily someone found them and one of our dedicated carers was able...

Returned to their family

After 2 weeks in the care of one of our amazing bird carers, these kookaburras were ready for release. We took them back to where they came from and they quickly flew off into the trees to reclaim their territory with a good laugh. Their family members flew in and...

Timmy (Common Brushtail Possum)

Timmy came into care when he was found by a member of the public. He had been dropped from his mother’s pouch after she was chased by dogs. He had just started growing fur and weighed 137g. Timmy was successfully released late in 2013 as a confident and healthy...

Home Sweet Home

We’re happy to announce that one of our adult possums who has been in care was able to be released the other night. Oliver was found sitting in a pot plant and the home owner called it into the RSPCA. The vets found that he had a fracture in his leg, and so he came...

A rescue with a challenge

One of our rescuers was called out to CQ University recently at around midnight where one little echidna had made himself at home in someones car tire. A driver saw the echidna crossing the road and he stopped his car to let him pass. When the little guy didn’t come...

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