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Read about WIRES native animal rescue and care stories and updates on WIRES work with wildlife.

Glider lucky to survive

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Feathertail glider in care with WIRESFeathertail gliders are the smallest of all gliders with a head and body length of just 6.5 - 8 cm.  read more

Possum Surprise

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Possum under vehicle image copyright WIRESThe mechanics at Sydney City Toyota casually put the car on their hoist the other morning but found more than they had bargained for when they looked underneath the vehicle!  read more

Carpet Python hitches a ride

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Carpet Python image copyright WIRESWIRES was called out to Rosehill to the commercial premises of CHEP, the pallet and container supplier after a driver unloading after a trip from Queensland found an unusual passenger.  read more

Green Tree Snake

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Green tree snake entangled in netting copyright WIRES The WIRES rescue ambulance was called out to a northern Sydney suburb when a green tree snake was found entangled in netting.  read more

Mother and joey reunited

Monday, February 21, 2011

Brushtail mother and joeyAt midday on 5 February when the temperature was 41.5 degrees, WIRES carer Lynda got a call to rescue a very young ringtail possum at Mt Ku-ring-gai. Lynda organised for the possum to be picked up.  read more

Cygnets adrift in flooding

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rescued CygnetsThree eggs were found floating in floodwater as the floods swept through northern NSW.  read more

Endangered Joey cut off by floods

Monday, January 24, 2011

Red-legged Pademelon JoeyDianne's son was out looking at the flood waters at Tabulam in northern NSW when he came across a dead wallaby hit by a car.  read more

Flooding impacts on wildlife

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Image by Rachel GrievesonWildlife battered by floodwaters in southern and northern New South Wales face a long road to recovery.  read more

Jellybean - Possum Rescue & Recovery

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Jellybean when she came into care with WIRESJellybean, a juvenile Brushtail possum was found by a motorist near the Weigelli Aboriginal Centre on Pine Mount Road, Woodstock. (Her name came from Wei-gelli).  read more

New Carer tends to Echidna

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

My husband and I joined WIRES, early this year and the 2 day training course was excellent I have done some shifts on the 24 hour Hotline and 3 weeks ago our first echidna. Mr Big , as we call him, came into our care as a result of a being hit by a car.  read more