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Raising Poppy

Tracey received a call from her friend who was worried about what he thought was a kitten he had seen walking down a street near his house. 
He kept a close eye on the small ball of fluff as Tracey who is also a WIRES volunteer drove over. 

When Tracey arrived, she was very surprised to see not a kitten but a young koala joey, that looked to be around 6 months of age! 

From 6- 7 months old, joeys will emerge from their mothers pouch and cling on to her stomach fur or ride on her back. They are still very dependent on her at this age and should not be on their own. 

There is about a 48 hour window where a Koala mum will accept its joey back after being separated, so the race was on to locate the joeys mum and reunite them.

Unfortunately, their search was unsuccessful and the vulnerable youngster had to go into care with Tracey. 



The Joey, who was later named Poppy, was healthy and weighed just under 900 grams. 

The area which Poppy was found in, is home to a very important population of Koalas. They are the only known koala population in NSW to be Chlamydia free. 
Chlamydia is currently one of the biggest threats to the species’ survival. Scores of Koalas are rescued by WIRES every year suffering severe infections and blindness caused by this disease.

Your support means that more Koalas can receive treatment.

But at 10 months old, Poppy’s only job is learning to be a Koala. 

She has already started climbing and taking small jumps from branch to branch.

Please help us ensure that poppy has they best chance to not only survive but thrive in the wild by supporting WIRES today. 


Another way to help is by joining our Virtual Carer program, pledging $20 or more a month. Along with 'Elvis', this eco echidna plush you will receive a monthly insight into life as a wildlife carer through interviews, beautiful images, and rescue stories. Sign up today via the donate monthly button or choose donate monthly via the Paypal button to receive this special gift. 




Raising Poppy

Tracey received a call from her friend who was worried about what he thought was a kitten he had seen walking down a street near his house. 

When Tracey arrived, she was very surprised to see not a kitten but a young koala joey, that looked to be around 6 months of age. 

From 6- 7 months old, joeys will emerge from their mothers pouch and cling on to her stomach fur or ride on her back. They are still very dependant on her at this age and should not be on their own. 

Please help us ensure that poppy has they best chance to not only survive but thrive in the wild by supporting WIRES today.


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