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WIRES 2016 Australia Day Photo Competition

Friday, January 15, 2016

Pale-headed rosella chicks by Karen AutyTo enter you simply have to like and then private message your wildlife images to WIRES facebook page.

Images should be native animals/birds ideally observed and photographed in the wild (or in care if you are a licensed wildlife care volunteer). We would also love a few details of how you came to capture the image. There is a limit of 3 images per entrant. Please also provide an email contact address with your message.
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One relaxed and happy customer!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Echidna puggle in careThis young echidna puggle was found in the Riverina area late last year. It was found all alone and covered in ants and weighed only 400 g. He is now 670 g, about 4 months old, and as you can see in the second image he is one relaxed and happy customer! read more

Look at me now

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Grey-headed flying-fox pup-prematureThree months ago, the first bat pup of the season in the Northern Rivers area of NSW came into care. 

He was a premature newborn Grey-headed flying-fox, weighing only 46 grams, well below normal birth weight. Grey-headed flying-foxes are categorised as vulnerable on the national Threatened Species list.

Attempting to raise a pup like this is a delicate task and uncertain in its outcome. The tiny male was kept in a humidicrib for the first few weeks and would take less than 1 ml of special formula per feed. 
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Peregrine Falcon - Urban release

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

These two young falcons were rescued only days apart, near the base of a tall building in a busy city thoroughfare. At this time of year the juvenile falcons are testing their flying skills and crash landings are relatively common. read more

Help us build a Koala Care Facility - all you have to do is vote

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Update: January 2016 - Thank you to everyone who voted for our Koala Care facility dream. Your support was fantastic and we came reasonably close second. Unfortunately because we did not win the round and were not able to progress to the grand final and the chance to win the funds that would have allowed us to immediately build a koala care facility. Rest assured we will continue to pursue funding for this dream. We congratulate the worthy winner of the round Ecobarge and wish them all the best in the the final. read more

Ginger & Fizz - not as innocent as they look!

Thursday, November 26, 2015
The joey in the foreground hanging pouch is Ginger, she's a female Red-Neck Wallaby joey who came into care in August as a just furred 'velvet' at 700g, or about 5 and a half months old.

Her mother was found dead on a rural property. She was found near a fence so it is possible she fatally injured herself attempting to jump over and Ginger was found by the property owners in her pouch.

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Helping wildlife during heatwaves and bushfires

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Wet&WildWhile most native animals are well adapted to changes in climatic conditions they can still suffer during heatwaves.  Animals can cope with extremes in temperatures they are used to, but if these extremes are unusual for a particular area the animals there will struggle.  read more

Take a Hyundai test drive today to make a difference

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Spring is the busiest time of year for WIRES. In just 12 weeks WIRES rescue team take over 27,000 calls to assist native animals.

Recognising the tremendous pressure this busy time of year puts on our volunteers and our services to Australia's wildlife, Hyundai reached out to donate money to support WIRES this spring. For every test drive taken during the month of November you'll be contributing a donation to WIRES wildlife rescue service. read more

WIRES Rescue App reaches 10,000 downloads

Thursday, November 05, 2015

WIRES Wildlife Rescue appWIRES free Wildlife Rescue App has reached a milestone: 10,000 downloads, and is currently ranked among the top 300 lifestyle apps in Australia. WIRES rescue app provides wildlife advice and rescue assistance for native animals from your phone or tablet. It provides a quick and easy way to find out how you can help sick, injured or orphaned wildlife.  read more

Wallaby rescued 300 metres from shore off Patonga

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wallaby rescued 300 metres offshore at PatongaFour friends who were out for a day of fishing on Broken Bay on the weekend were astounded when they saw a wallaby in the water. They were over 300 metres off the shore at Patonga!

There was quite a strong wind and they knew they had to act quickly as they could see she was struggling and starting to go under the water and they were losing sight of her in the white caps.  read more