Echidna

Its Puggle time again!

This time of the year female Echidnas may be carrying either an egg or a very small echidna in her pouch.Echidnas do not actually have a permanent pouch; instead they have contracting muscles in their abdomens, which forms a pouch-like fold. As both male and female echidnas can form a pouch in this way, it …

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Heartwarming Flood Rescue

On 1st March as Kelly and her family were evacuating from their flooded home in Coraki they saw an Echidna clinging to life on a pole in the floodwater. They were in 7 meters of fast flowing water in a small tinny but they stopped to help! Early the following morning Kelly called our rescue …

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Severe flooding in Northern NSW

With severe flooding occurring across our region, please be aware that wildlife will be distressed; many will be displaced and waterlogged by rising floodwaters and heavy rainfall.Wildlife will in many cases be sheltering in unusual places. Please be compassionate and allow the animal to shelter, it may have nowhere else to go until the situation …

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For this New Years resolution become a wildlife carer or rescuer.

For this New Years resolution become a wildlife carer or rescuer.Here are a few reasons why:• Over 100,000 calls for wildlife rescue advice and assistance are made annually to WIRES Rescue Office, resulting in hundreds of animals in daily need of rescue. Despite the amazing work current volunteers do, we never have enough volunteers to …

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Echidna puggle in WIRES care

You may remember the little Echidna Puggle found at Brooklet by Melanie.Little Jugoon, as she was named, had just started to grow her spines and likely would still have been in mum’s pouch. Had she been in a burrow it is highly unlikely that she would have made her way out. We can only assume …

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This little Echidna Puggle has been through a lot, even though she is less than two months old.

Last Sunday Melanie found the little Puggle in a paddock at Brooklet, she observed it for a while and searched for mum Echidna, but Mum was not around.Melanie called WIRES and she was talked through how to contain the Puggle that by now had tried to dig into the soil in order to hide.Melanie had …

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27 August 2021

It seems that Echidnas at Kyogle get into some unusual places.You may recall the Echidna from Kyogle BWS bottle shop in July, rescued by WIRES volunteer Rebecca.     Yesterday WIRES received a call from the Kyogle council works crew after they discovered that a hole in the surface of the road, suspected caused by a faulty pipe, …

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16 July 2021

When Brian arrived at work this morning at Kyogle BWS bottle shop, he found the shop in a terrible mess, things knocked over and lots of broken bottles all over the floor. His immediate thought was the shop had been broken into and vandalised. As he looked around the shop he realised that a set …

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5 June 2021

Join us for World Environment Day Saturday 5th June at Lismore Environment Centre, Pride Plaza, cnr Magellan and Molesworth Street, next to the transit centre in Lismore.  World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. The theme for World Environment Day 2021 is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’. …

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22 May 2021

Today is World Biodiversity Day! The term Biodiversity refers to the myriad of ways different species and communities of living creatures – plants, insects, humans – interact with each other and make our planet habitable.The United Nations first created the event in 1993, where their aim was to promote awareness about biodiversity, sustainability and climate …

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