Mammals

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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8 July 2021

You may recall the story from late April when a very young Eastern Grey kangaroo joey was found by David on his way to work. Driving to work, same route, same destination, David glanced at the same dead kangaroo seen two days previously, still laying on the side of the road, but this time something …

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7 July 2021

At the end of March, WIRES Northern Rivers was called to rescue a flying-fox entangled on barbed wire in Numulgi. She was taken to Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital as her injuries were so serious we didn’t know if she could be saved. The x-ray to check for bone injuries revealed that “Numulgi” was pregnant. Flying-foxes …

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3 July 2021

Early in the morning on 5 April WIRES received a call from a member of the public in Brunswick Heads concerned about a Ringtail possum and joey on the ground in her yard.Possums are nocturnal so something was amiss. WIRES volunteer Catherine arrived on site and was easily able to contain Mum Ringtail and joey.An …

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1 July 2021

From 1 July 2021, the shooting of Flying-foxes is banned in NSW.The Grey-headed Flying-fox is listed as vulnerable to extinction and WIRES works closely with the community to ensure their protection and preservation. Flying-foxes are keystone species in Australian ecosystems. They act as long range pollinators and are crucial for the long-term health of our …

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10 June 2021

A concerned member of public called WIRES when a resident Ringtail possum was observed coming down from a tree, jump onto the ground and then went under a bushy area in the front yard. This happened at 9.00am in the morning, broad daylight and obviously very unusual behaviour for a nocturnal and arboreal animal that …

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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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29 May 2021

Matilda is a young Eastern grey kangaroo; she was just over 1 kg when found standing next to her dead mum on the side of the road. Poppy is a Red-necked wallaby, she had no fur, weighed just 600 gram when found on the ground with no mum in sight. Annie is a young Eastern …

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25 May 2021

A young Swamp wallaby joey was quickly retrieved from the pouch of her dead mum lying on the side of the road at Evans Head, mum had been spotted by a truck driver and his action saved the joeys life. WIRES volunteer Anna has since had the joey named Connie in care. Connie was examined …

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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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