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Read about WIRES native animal rescue and care stories and updates on WIRES work with wildlife.

Feathertail Gliders

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Two very young, very tiny feathertail gliders were in care with our WIRES team in the far south coast of NSW.  read more

Gould's goanna

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

This Gould's goanna, also known as a Sand monitor was rescued and placed in care after it was found near a shed on semi-rural property at North Casino, lying on its back and unable to right itself.  read more

Bush Stone Curlew browses the boutiques

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Earlier this year a member of the public called WIRES to say that a bird of some sort was running up and down Cross Street in Double Bay, Sydney (a very exclusive shopping area). At times it paused to admire its reflection in the plate glass window of the delicatessen.  read more

A close shave

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Image thanks Janine Green'Prop' came into care after an argument with an outboard motor. His right flipper had been nearly cut off and he had a large wound on his rump from a propeller. He was given a course of antibiotics for 7 days to fight infection and luckily the flipper was saved or else he would have been unable to be released. read more

The Candelo Tawny

Thursday, May 19, 2011

This lucky Tawny frogmouth was rescued one night by a caring woman who sacrificed her modesty in the face of helping an injured animal.  read more

Saved by Good Samaritans

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Darter with ribbon on beak A kind member of the public first spotted a water bird in trouble on the Tuesday before Easter on the Cooks River near Wolli Creek. The Darter was obviously in trouble with plastic ribbon from a party balloon tangled around her beak.  read more

Skyhooks - Flying fox

Thursday, April 07, 2011

'Skyhooks' RescueI am a WIRES Inner West Branch member and am employed as an Environmental Officer for Energy Australia. As such, I've been working with WIRES and Energy Australia to assist in the rescue of wildlife associated with Energy Australia's infrastructure.  read more

Too much of a good thing

Monday, March 28, 2011

Diamond python sleeping off a big mealOur rescue ambulance was called out to a home in Elanora Heights where a hungry 2.5 metre python had found his way into a hen house.  read more

Glider lucky to survive

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Feathertail glider in care with WIRESFeathertail gliders are the smallest of all gliders with a head and body length of just 6.5 - 8 cm.  read more

Possum Surprise

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Possum under vehicle image copyright WIRESThe mechanics at Sydney City Toyota casually put the car on their hoist the other morning but found more than they had bargained for when they looked underneath the vehicle!  read more


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