Ruby, a yellow-bellied glider, came into FAWNA’s care on 4/11/2014 at a tiny 71g.
Yellow-bellied gliders are on the Vulnerable Species list and are not often seen in FAWNA. They are stressy little creatures and can be difficult to rear.
Sadly for this young female, her mother was caught on a barbed-wire fence and the injuries were so severe euthanasia was the only option leaving this orphan needing the dedicated care of FAWNA’s rehabilitator, Jodie.
Initially Ruby was housed in a humidicrib and fed from a special teat on a syringe every three hours. Jodie reports this special little marsupial has adapted well to her new life and is learning to eat sap, insects and flowering buds with nectar, preparing her for her wild diet on release.
This Little Penguin was found at Point Perpendicular, Camden Head on the 19-03-2015.
Chris and his friends saw the injured Penguin and called ORRCA who then contacted FAWNA to ask if they could assist in the rescue.
The Penguin was rescued by our FAWNA member and after an assessment was taken to Camden Haven Veterinary Clinic where some stitches were put into a foot injury.
As you can imagine, in our rescue and rehabilitation group, vehicle collisions make up the bulk of reasons why kangaroos and wallabies come into our care. Regrettably, it can be hard to convince councils to put up warning signs on our roads or to try to convince them to possibly reduce the speed limit to a more realistic speed to reduce the accidents and possible deaths to both humans and animals alike.