Wildlife rescue & care centre
The Wildlife Habitat is committed to the conservation of native species via its Wildlife Rescue program. Modern facilities and experienced staff ensure that injured, orphaned or sick animals are looked after in a professional and caring manner.
Each year the Wildlife Habitat cares for over 300 sick, injured or orphaned animals brought into the Habitat by the local community.
Wildlife Keepers are kept busy throughout the year with calls from concerned residents who have enquires about a wide range of Wildlife related subjects.
Some of the more common calls are from town residents who have found they are sharing their homes with unusual visitors and are looking for reassurance and advice on local native Wildlife.
The Habitat uses funds raised from donations and park entries to operate their Wildlife rescue programme which includes a dedicated Wildlife care centre. Each species is given specific care to suit its particular needs and released back to the wild if appropriate.
Some animals stay for a day, some with severe injuries can stay for many months before being released, some that have incapacitating injuries stay on a permanent basis in the Habitat.
Currently in the Wildlife Care Centre, we are raising an orphaned Eastern Grey Kangaroo. She came into our care at a very young age, with barely any fur and a pair of big brown eyes that would melt anyone’s heart!
Initially she required 3 hourly feeds both day and night (fortunately she was very cute, which was a great incentive for Wildlife Staff to get up at 2am in the morning).
She was born in March 2010 and is now starting to eat grass and hop around profusely. She is one of the many delights that can be seen at times on our Behind the Scenes Tour.