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Rare Eastern Pygmy-possum in care with WIRES

Monday, June 23, 2014

After waking from a temporary slumber and going in search of food, an Eastern Pygmy-possum climbed along the door frame of a home in the South of Sydney. Little did she know, that from here she would wind up in the care of long-term WIRES volunteer Tammy Lawler who has been looking after possums like this for years.  read more

Powerful Owl survives concussion

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Native animal organisations have gone to great lengths to get a Powerful Owl back to the wild after it presented with a head trauma in Lake Macquarie, NSW in March this year.  read more

Join WIRES and help koalas and other wildlife

Friday, June 06, 2014

A male koala found wandering the streets of Campbelltown and brought into care by native animal rescue organisation WIRES, will soon be returned to his home range. WIRES is calling on members of the public to join the organisation and learn to be carers of wildlife.  read more

WIRES helps wedge-tailed shearwater migration

Thursday, June 05, 2014

On World Environment Day 2014, WIRES is celebrating the work of volunteers in the Mid-North Coast of NSW who worked to help some 540 Wedge-tailed Shearwaters successfully begin their migration north from Muttonbird Island this year.  read more

Australian Hobby survives motor incident

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Native animal rescue organization WIRES is pleased to report, an Australian Hobby has managed to survive multiple injuries after colliding with a car while chasing its lunch.  read more

Rare New Zealand penguin starts journey home from Australia

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

After eight months in care, a rare species of New Zealand penguin has been returned to the sea where it was discovered on the far south coast of NSW. WIRES carer Janine Green has been pleased to contribute to the survival of one of the Fiordland Crested Penguin, which is threatened to extinction.  read more

Knit a pouch and keep a joey warm

Friday, May 02, 2014

Knitting enthusiasts can help make a very big difference to the life of an orphaned joey by knitting a pouch to keep it warm and comforted through the winter months.  read more

Co-existing with bats and flying foxes

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bats, or flying foxes, are a protected species in Australia. By nature, they avoid human contact, pose very little threat to our lifestyle and without them our forests would not exist. Whether we like it or not, they are sometimes a feature of our community, but rarely a permanent one.  read more

Magpie survives dart shot through its neck

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

During a gruesome act of animal cruelty, a young Magpie was blasted through the neck with a blow dart in Lurnea, in the south-west of Sydney. While the magpie escaped the predator, the dart remained lodged in its throat for several days before it was captured and underwent surgery.  read more

Kookaburra survives against all odds

Monday, March 24, 2014

Recently a motorist was travelling from Woodenbong to Ballina and thought she’d narrowly missed hitting a Kookaburra at Old Grevillia. When she arrived at her destination, 1.5 hours and 100km later, the driver was horrified to find the bird spread across the grille of her truck. read more