Pouch

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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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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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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Bandicoot saved from swimming pool

This little juvenile Northern Brown bandicoot was rescued from a swimming pool in Goonellabah a couple of days ago. He is at a stage of development where he would almost be weaned, exploring his surrounding at night looking for a place to make a nest for himself over the next week or two.Part of his immediate …

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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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Possum joey orphaned

A month ago Magic lost his mum, he is a Short-eared Brushtail possum better known locally as the Mountan Brushtail possum.Magic had just started to ride on mum’s back, gripping onto her fur he was holding on as best he could as she crossed the road at Mullumbimby when she was clipped by a car. …

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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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Sugar glider hanging on a barbed wire fence

On 21 October Belinda from Corndale found a Sugar glider hanging on a barbed wire fence. She immediately rushed over to try and see if she could release the glider from the fence but found that the poor animal was not only entangled, the barbed wire was wrapped around her pouch and 2 tiny joeys …

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