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WIRES has reported a dramatic increase in underweight and abandoned flying fox pups with over 130 rescues in recent days.
According to WIRES flying fox rehabilitator Storm Stanford, the pups are being abandoned due to a shortage of natural food along the NSW coast, a combination of fewer flowering eucalypts and fruiting trees this season and the ongoing deforestation around coastal areas of NSW. read more
WIRES is calling for help to feed the large number of juvenile native animals that have been recently rescued and is inviting native animals lovers from across NSW to donate to the WIRES Food Fund.
WIRES CEO Leanne Taylor said that from now and right through Summer, WIRES volunteers will be feeding hundreds of hungry young native birds and animals to ensure their survival - and the rescue and assistance calls from the public just keep on coming. read more
Two newly hatched Galah chicks are safe and well thanks to a quick thinking call to WIRES from Ausgrid linesman Steven Lodge.
Steven was checking the deteriorating condition of a power pole in Yagoona when he noticed two eggs in the hollow at the top of the ageing pole (see images below).
WIRES volunteer, Deborah Martin immediately came and collected the eggs from Steve at the site and then rushed them to an incubator. The eggs hatched two weeks later and she is now raising two healthy, and very lucky chicks. read more
A lucky brushtail possum joey nicknamed Percy is now in safe hands after being found abandoned in the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens 10 days ago.
The tiny 270g joey was noticed and picked up by a member of the public who called WIRES and he went into care with local volunteer Leonie Moore.
Moore said a possum this young would normally still be clinging to his mother’s back. read more
It is thanks to an observant passerby who saw a tiny tail sticking out of a deceased wallaby’s pouch, that a tiny 540 gram joey is now in the care of WIRES and expected to make a full recovery. read more
A pelican recently found entangled in fishing line has been rescued and released back into the ocean after intervention from WIRES volunteer Janine Green.
The bird was spotted by a member of the public with fishing line wrapped around its left wing and two hooks hanging from its beak.
WIRES* has put out a plea to members of the Clarence Valley community to consider volunteering to help save the lives of native animals in the local area. WIRES is holding an accredited Rescue and Immediate Care Course on 15 May at Grafton where local residents can learn the basics of native animal care from professional trainers and fellow volunteers. read more
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