We've joined RSPCA Victoria and Animals Australia along with fifty additional wildlife, animal welfare, conservation and environmental groups to urge the Victorian Labor party to implement a policy that opposes the recreational activity of shooting native waterbirds.    Wildlife Victoria CEO, Karen Masson, states, "Wildlife Victoria vigorously opposes the hunting of our iconic and much revered wildlife. Our mantra is to reduce the suffering of wildlife across Victoria and we want to see the

The entire world was captivated as our world leaders cuddled with koalas and posed for the press, and rightfully so; it's not every day that you see an entire room full of powerful politicians grinning from ear to ear. While it's wonderful to see the smiles our native wildlife bring to the faces of millions of visitors every year, we know the smiles would disappear if the visitors knew how desperately native wild animals need our help.   We know our iconic animals can certainly draw a

Wildlife Victoria is proud to support the proposed Great Forest National Park. Today a Joint Statement was released with signatures from over thirty groups, including Wildlife Victoria, calling on Victorian politicians and Victorian political groups to clearly commit to the creation of the Great Forest National Park in the Yarra Ranges and Central Highlands.   The movement has received notable support from international icons Sir David Attenborough and Dame Jane Goodall. Attenborough has

We'd like to share a little bit about Cooper with you - his courageous story is just one example of the amazing animals who has been helped through Wildlife Victoria and our incredible team of volunteers.   Wildlife Victoria  first heard about little Cooper in late April after he lost his mum - she was hit by a car and sadly she didn't survive. There was still hope for Cooper - and luckily someone driving past the incident stopped to help. Cooper's rescuer called the team at Wildlife

Over the past few weeks the Wildlife Victoria Emergency Service Operators have received an overwhelming number of calls about echidnas on the move - out for a stroll in the parklands or foraging for food in a backyard garden. A lot of people see these amazing animals in an unusual setting and feel compelled to rescue echidnas the instant they see them. In most cases, all that is needed is for the kids and dogs to be moved inside to allow the echidna time to relax and move along. During spring

A few weeks ago we shared a story about Patch, the kangaroo joey, whose mother had been struck and killed by a car in Clarkefield at the beginning of August.  At only 10 months old, this tiny joey was still completely dependent on his mother to survive - so without her, he didn't have a chance on his own.    We are happy to share with you that Patch is thriving in foster care! Over the last few months, Patch has made new friends with other orphaned joeys. Although playing with his new friends

David Jarmon’s regular Sunday fishing trip in Western Port Bay took a strange twist when his catch of the day was a kangaroo. On Sunday 5 October David and his 14 year old daughter were 500m from shore and hadn’t even anchored yet when he caught sight of the unusual figure swimming near the boat. At first David didn’t know what it was and it was his daughter who identified it as a kangaroo.   “As soon as it saw us it swam towards the boat I swear it looked like it was going to say ‘Let me

Sean the koala has hit the headlines worldwide today after he was reported to Wildlife Victoria’s Emergency Response Service last night. The caller Callum noticed him looking disoriented beside a road in Langwarrin. Sean had no visible injuries but Callum could tell that something wasn’t right and suspected that he may have been struck by a car. Luckily Callum knew to call Wildlife Victoria.   Emergency Response Operator Robbie swiftly connected Callum with local volunteer Michelle.   On