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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

Arrow removed and joey back with Mum, Durras NSW

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Eastern Grey kanagaroo joey that had been shot through the head with an arrow in Durras, NSW has had its arrow removed this morning, Saturday 22 March 2014, and has been released back to the wild.  read more

Joey shot through the head with arrow, Durras NSW

Friday, March 21, 2014

WIRES volunteers were called out to Durras Lake North Holiday Park this morning to rescue a kangaroo joey that had been shot through the head with an arrow.  read more

Birds exposed to Fenthion released back to the wild

Thursday, March 20, 2014

After making a full recovery, a number of birds that were exposed to the insecticide Fenthion were released back to the wild today from Sandy Beach on the Macquarie River in Dubbo NSW.  read more

Arrow shot through Galah in Tamworth

Friday, March 14, 2014

Last Sunday WIRES was notified of a Galah that had been shot through the chest with an arrow and was sitting stationary on a powerline in Tamworth. The incident followed two native animals being illegally shot with arrows on the Central Coast and South Coast of NSW only days earlier.  read more