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Pheasant Coucal in care

“Rufus” is a young Pheasant Coucal and he came into WIRES care 5 days ago after a caring member of the public, driving along Broken Head Road, noticed the bird sitting by the side of the road. Even though she was running late for work, she turned the car around and went back to have …

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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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22 August 2021

Today is the start of #KeepAustraliaBeautifulWeek, which runs until the 28th of August.There are two key themes this year: ‘Dropped on Land, Kills at Sea’, and ‘Where Does Your Rubbish Go?’ These two themes impact the daily life of WIRES members and the rescues we attend. Entanglement and ingestion of non-organic substances are two major …

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17 August 2021

Vera is a Swamp wallaby and was just 150 days old when she became an orphan on 16th June, her mum was killed in a collision with a car at Suffolk Park near Byron Bay. Very came into WIRES care late that night, she was in shock, but otherwise seemed alright. In the following days …

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14 August 2021

MAGPIE NESTING SEASON Magpie nesting season is here again. During this period the natural behaviour of the male magpie is to protect their young from what they see as threats. Male magpies demonstrate defensive behaviour only when they have eggs or chicks in the nest and this usually lasts from 4 – 6 weeks. Most …

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6 August 2021

Jeff quickly called WIRES when he noticed a wallaby had been hit by a car out the front of his property at Rileys Hill, the wallaby had been killed on impact, but when Jeff checked the pouch there was a little joey very much alive within. WIRES volunteer Bess talked Jeff though how to safely remove …

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4 August 2021

Harry the kookaburra was rescued after being found near the road by a caring member of the public, Mitch. Harry had suffered a fractured wing, he was also concussed and in shock.     Harry’s fracture was complicated and once stabilised in WIRES care he was taken to Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital where skilled veterinarian Dr Bree conducted …

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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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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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