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Blue tongue rescue

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

This rescue story is by one of our dedicated WIRES volunteers.  read more

News - Flood Rescue

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Mob of kangaroo's stranded in Lake Burrendong by rapidly rising water levelsThe rains in the Central West of NSW in early December resulted in widespread flooding and impacted enormously on wildlife.  read more

Netting a hazard for python

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Diamond Python being checked by reptile specialist David VellaOur Rescue Ambulance was called to a house in northern Sydney this morning to rescue a snake.  read more

Peregrine Falcon Airport Rescue

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fledgling Peregrine FalconA Peregrine Falcon fledgling came crashing down at Sydney airport earlier this week and was rescued by WIRES.  read more

Kookaburra chicks survive fall

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Kookaburra Chicks Three juvenile kookaburra chicks were rescued this week when their nest collapsed. The nest was in a termite mound high in a tree in northern Sydney. Perhaps due to heavy weekend rain the termite mound collapsed and the three chicks found themselves homeless.  read more

Pre-schoolers first hand rescue education

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tawny FrogmouthA pre-school in West Pymble called WIRES to report a young Tawny Frogmouth had been found on top of their recycling bin in their play area.  read more

Dogs and wildlife do not mix

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Image thanks to WIRES Northern RiversThis little Pademelon joey lost her mum due to a domestic dog chasing mum through the bush and although mum was not caught by the dog she dropped her little joey in the chase.  read more

Bernard the young burn victim

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Burn victim story and image thanks to Sharon McGrigorEchidnas are one of those animals that just cannot out run a fire.  read more

Koala seeks refuge in back seat

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

This Koala was called into the WIRES hotline after a member of the public, Peter, came out to see what all the noise was about. He had heard two male koalas having a bit of a fight, up a nearby eucalypt but upon investigating further, he came upon another....  read more

Sassy the saw shelled turtle

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Saw-shelled turtle image by Sharon McGrigor This Saw shelled turtle was brought in to care after it had been caught on a fishing line. Lismore Veterinary clinic operated on the turtle and removed a fishing hook from it's throat. It was kept in care for some time, untill the carer was sure it could feed itself with no problems, and the throat had healed.  read more