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Three by three

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Recently three little flying fox pups were fortunate to be found among the leaf litter in their back yards by caring people who called WIRES.  read more

Grey Goshawk Chick

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Grey Goshawk chick image thanks Melanie Barsony This beautiful Grey Goshawk chick was found under a large gum tree.

The chick had fallen from its nest and injured its wing.  read more

Update on flying fox pups rescued two weeks ago

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ruben - GHFF pup at 6 weeksWe recently brought you the story of three very young flying-fox pups rescued by WIRES in northern NSW.  read more

Barn Owl looking for a hollow to call home

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Barn Owl image thanks Adrian CaruanaWIRES often has more in owls in care at this time of year as the juveniles from the winter breeding begin to disperse to find their own territory.  read more

Cedar Creek wombat

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wombat joey image thanks Roz HolmesA man driving through the Watagan forest accidentally hit and killed an adult female wombat. Fortunately he decided to go back and check her pouch and found a young unharmed joey in her pouch.  read more

Boobook in a sticky situation

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Boobook OwlWIRES members Mick and Cheryl were called out to a beautiful property near Darbys Falls, south of Cowra.  read more

Eastern snake-necked turtle

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Eastern snake-necked turtleOn Wednesday a WIRES volunteer rescued a Snake-necked Turtle from a North Wahroonga backyard pool where it had taken up residence about 3 weeks ago.  read more

Echidna tangles with traffic

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Echidna being released in more suitable locationThe echidna is generally quiet and reclusive, so when WIRES rescue call centre received a call from a concerned member of the public, who had seen one at a busy intersection at Kings Langley in Sydney it was a bit out of the ordinary.  read more

Long-nosed Bandicoot

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Long-nosed Bandicoot joey in care with WIRESA tiny, juvenile bandicoot was rescued in Kenthurst where she had been found in a humane rabbit trap with her mother and two other joeys. The mother and babies were released from the trap by the resident but as two of the baby marsupials scampered off into the bush with their mum, this young female was left behind.  read more

Rare rescue of young Greater Glider

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Greater Glider images thanks Gary WilliamsWIRES Central Coast was called to a local vet where this juvenile Greater Glider had been taken by a local resident who had found her on the ground in the Avoca area.  read more