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|News - Flood Rescue|
The rains in the Central West of NSW in early December resulted in widespread flooding and impacted enormously on wildlife.
On Thursday morning at
At around 1 pm we received word that WIRES memberswere involved in a rescue along with other community groups.
The kangaroos were actually almost up to their ears in water and the VRA, Sport and Rec Centre staff and WIRES member Ann Mara are working frantically to get them to safety using the nearby Sport and Recreations centre canoes.
By 1.30 pm one kangaroo had been rescued. Ann Mara, a WIRES member who works at the Burrendong centre was able to put a rope around it and coax it to swim to safety. It was in poor condition and very weak, especially by the time it got to shore safely. The trees on the island were also the chosen refuge for a very large goanna which should have been able to swim to shore.
By 3 pm we heard that all the kangaroos had been successfully rescued from the floodwaters.
After a very long and stressful afternoon all 18 very scared kangaroos had been rescued from a horrible death and although in quite poor condition were able to be released and observed nearby.
Thanks also to Helen Swan for keeping us updated on the progress of the rescue.