Penguin Update: With its injured foot healing nicely and the feathers starting to grow back on its tail, Unhappy feet is now very Happy Feet.
He loves his food and is eating huge quantities of Squid, Pilchard, and mullet.
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.