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Goanna swallows six golf balls!

Thursday, April 04, 2019

For many native animals eggs are a natural part of their diet and it is not uncommon for WIRES to be called to rescue Lace Monitors caught raiding chicken coops.

Typically WIRES would advise simply opening the coop to allow the Goanna to make a hasty retreat - however this case was a bit different.

Lachlan, the chicken keeper, had placed six golf balls in his laying boxes to encourage the chickens to lay there. The golf balls were nowhere to be seen so Lachlan made a life-saving decision, he closed the door and called WIRES.  

Rescuers Martin and Brett attended and collected ‘Tiger’ the Goanna and promptly took him to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital for x-rays and assessment. The six golf balls and three chicken eggs could be clearly seen in the x-ray!  read more

Community Course - Introduction to Australian Wildlife

Thursday, January 31, 2019

We are excited to launch our free Australian Wildlife online course to the community. read more

Native animals are not pets

Friday, January 25, 2019
As a part of the Biodiversity Conservation Bill, the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) is currently considering a proposal to expand the list of mammals which people can keep as pets. WIRES is extremely concerned about the implications for our native wild populations and we are asking for you to join us in taking action.

The proposal lists 37 species, including 11 species listed on the NSW threatened species list, 4 of which are categorised as endangered. Only two of these have previously been listed as approved to keep, the plains rat and spinifex-hopping-mouse.  read more

WIRES 2019 Wildlife Photo Competition

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Open for entries from 15th January, 2019. To enter you simply have to like and then private message your wildlife images to WIRES facebook page read more

Wildlife and Pool Safety

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Many of us enjoy taking a dip in backyard pools during summer. Native animals also like to cool off, and often seek out water on hot days.

Sadly wildlife and swimming pools don’t always mix and during extended periods of hot, dry weather WIRES takes many calls about animals found in swimming pools. The bandicoot pictured here was rescued from a backyard pool! read more

Heat Stressed Wildlife

Friday, December 28, 2018

Specific signs of heat stress to watch for are: Any bird that is panting indicates that they are really hot. A healthy bird will try and get out of the sun and into a cooler place. If you see a bird sitting outside in the full sun panting there’s something wrong.

Put water in a shady place so it stays as cool as possible. Change the water daily or even more frequently if possible, keep the container clean. Put water in places at different heights away from pets or predators for different species of birds, place a few stones or sticks in the water to provide a means of escape for smaller creatures that may fall in. read more

Help us save wombats

Friday, November 30, 2018
Wombats are an iconic Australian animal but they are facing increasing threats including vehicle collisions, habitat loss and mange.
 read more

Helping wildlife after extreme weather events

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Strong winds and heavy rain can put wildlife under extreme stress. read more

Wildlife Book Giveaway

Friday, November 02, 2018
Australian Geographic have generously donated two amazing wildlife book packs valued at over $200 each and all new subscribers to WIRES enews from November 1, 2018 to December 5, 2018 will go into the draw.
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Wet Weather and Wildlife

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The rain and winds across NSW today may have caused tree damage, brought down nests and separated young and vulnerable chicks and joeys from their parents. read more


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