Ruby – The Yellow Bellied Glider

Young Ruby

Young Ruby

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.

Ruby now

Ruby now

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.

Ruby has grown to a healthy 500g and is pictured here peeping from her possum box in her large flight aviary.

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Penguin at Camden Haven

Little Penguin

Little Penguin found at Camden Head

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.

It is currently in care with our marine animal coordinator where it will be looked after and released when the injury has healed and an appropriate location has been found for this little wanderer.

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Wildlife Incident Mapping

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.

The link below is the Website you can upload photos to and record roadkill you have seen.  The more people who are proactive in doing this, the more likely it will be that roadkill “hotspots” can be identified.  So FAWNA encourages you to log on to the website and put in data you have for a permanent record.

http://www.wildlifemapping.org/

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