Mammals

Goshawk trapped on barbed wire

WIRES volunteer Deborah had the heartbreaking experience of rescuing a Goshawk off barbed wire a few days ago.Sadly thousands of animals die each year in the cruellest of circumstances due to barbed wire. These entanglements often leave members of the public and rescuers distressed due to the severity of the injuries to wildlife.All species of …

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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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Swamp wallaby release

Today is a very special day for a young Swamp wallaby named DD.DD came into care after DD and Deb stopped to check the pouch of a dead wallaby found lying on the road near Byron Bay last year. The little joey was named DD after her savior.DD’s time in WIRES care has been spent …

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Grey-headed flying foxes at Vitality Vetcare

Dr Megan and vet nurse Kim at Vitality Vetcare at Bangalow recently examined three Grey-headed flying-foxes currently in WIRES care. Flying foxes come into WIRES care for a variety of reasons, but the most common is after being entangled in barbed wire or netting. As Flying foxes are nocturnal and feed at night they can …

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Hastings River mice found clinging to pepples

Clinging onto pebbles in a puddle of water, these two tiny critters were rescued just north of Nimbin by Felix a week ago. Obviously too young to survive on their own Felix called WIRES. They have since been  identified as Hastings River mice, an endangered species due to loss of habitat. Once thought to be …

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Wallaby joeys rescued during and after 2022 flood disaster

Amid the flood recovery here in Northern NSW, WIRES volunteers continue our work. The repercussions on communities, the environment, and native wildlife have been catastrophic.    Yesterday Timothy found a very young wallaby joey in the middle of the road on the Bruxner Highway at Casino with no sign of mum. This joey will be in …

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Wallaby joeys victims of the floods in Northern NSW.

UPDATE 16 March 2022 Both joeys are doing well in care. Seen here after just over 2 weeks in WIRES care. These Swamp wallaby joeys are both victims of the floods on 1 March 2022 in Northern NSW.With so much sadness and devastation across our region we will concentrate on the happy ending rescues.    Cathy was …

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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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Platypus in care

This young Platypus came into WIRES care late yesterday afternoon after it was found walking along a country road. The young Platypus was examined, found to be a dispersing juvenile in good condition and it was released a short time later at dusk. Platypus are secretive, elusive and shy creatures that are rarely seen as …

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