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What to do if you find an injured animal

Prepared by Central Highlands Wildlife Carers Inc

Information for finding Joeys, Echidnas, Koalas, Birds, Gliders, Wombats.

Proudly supported by 4t Consultants, Emerald, Queensland – Management, Scientific, Sustainability and Environmental Services

Abandoned . Injured . Orphaned Animals

Injured animals require immediate care provided by trained wildlife carers. Our Carers can advise you on what to do if you locate an animal in need ...

Macropods are plant eating marsupials – Kangaroos and Wallabies.

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Check the Pouch!  If mum has been killed – check the pouch.  If the joey is attached, you will need to remove the nipple from the mother (to protect the joeys mouth).

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Carefully remove the joey and wrap with a shirt, jumper or towel.

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Keep him warm and cover his face so he is relaxed.

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Do not feed with water or cows milk, as this could harm the animal at such a critical stage.

The Koala is an arboreal herbivorous Marsupial – of the family Phascolarctidae.  Its closest living relative is the wombat.

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Approach the koala from the rear! Do not provide a climb zone!

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Keep in mind that it is a wild animal.

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It will scratch, claw at, or try to bite you.

Native Australian Birds

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Wrap the bird and take it to a vet.

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Note – Birds of prey need experienced professionals to capture them.

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Eagles – Never attempt to retrieve an eagle!

Arboreal Marsupial – Phalangeriformes or Diprotodontia.  Relatives are gliders and cuscus.

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Check the Pouch!  If mother is dead – remove the infant from the pouch, removing the nipple from the mother (to protect the possum).

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Wrap to keep warm.

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Cover his face so he is relaxed.

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Do not feed with water or cows milk, as this could harm the animal at such a critical stage.

What to do

Download our handy-to-carry Poster 'What to do' in an Emergency. Print, carry, or display to assist our Wildlife Mission. Also, visit our stall at the CQ Pet Rescue Mothers Day Event where we will be handing out Posters. As well as displaying at the Info Centres in all Towns - Thank you to 4t for their help!
What to do 'Download' Brochure

Thank you for all your help

Proud Sponsors – 4t Consultants

A special thank you to 4t Consultants and to our Community of Carers who give of their time and money to help our native wildlife.

Go Fund Me is a Community initiative to contribute to our local Wildlife Carer Group in Rural Australia.  All animals are nurtured, often hand-raised, and then released back into the wild.  As an example, Womboroo Milk is $49 and lasts about a month, together with other out-of pocket expenses from our Carer Volunteers.

We value your help.

If you can't find a Wildlife Carer ...

We recommend contacting your local vet - providing the best care for injured wildlife. Simply our 'Hotline' Number for immediate guidance and assistance. Our telephone is always managed for rapid response.
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