Update: 27th March 2014   Although several fire affected areas remain off-limits, where safe to do so, volunteers have been searching for wildlife survivors. Currently all fire grounds are now classified controlled or safe. One of the largest fire zones was in the east of Victoria past Gippsland. Now classified as controlled, 165,000 ha has been burnt. A great deal of the damage has occurred in national parks and will have a huge impact on local wildlife. The rare Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby

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Wildlife Victoria’s Board members, staff and volunteers congratulate Rob Gell our President on being honoured as a member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia. The honour was bestowed for significant service to conservation, to the protection of coastal and marine environments, and to the community.

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Wildlife Victoria volunteers were excited to see Cyrus, the kangaroo rescued from Melbourne Airport last month, released back to where he belongs.   Aptly named Cyrus, after a helpful Qantas staff member, the 3-4 year old eastern grey male kangaroo was reported to Wildlife Victoria’s emergency response service on the morning of 16th October after he made his way into the Qantas Terminal at Melbourne Airport. Bounding through the terminal, he found a quiet spot in the Chemist Shop which

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On the afternoon of Wednesday 2nd October, Wildlife Victoria’s Emergency Response Service received a call from a train passanger at Carnegie station. He’d spotted a young fledgling magpie stranded on the tracks below; trains passing overhead.     The caller informed us that he had actually noticed the bird a day earlier and was alarmed to see it had not flown from its position. Given the precarious location of the creature the Emergency Phone Operator couldn’t send a rescuer down to the

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  On the morninof Sunday the 28th of July, the Wildlife Victoria Emergency Response Service received a call for a sighting of an eastern grey kangaroo that had been shot with two arrows. Reports came from Endeavour Hills, 31km south-east of Melbourne’s CBD, where the kangaroo was still mobile despite her horrific condition. She had two arrows lodged in her body, one at the top of her leg, the second in her back. A group of volunteer rescuers were dispatched to search for the creature in

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Wildlife Victoria received an unusual call for a wallaby in Ferny Creek, a suburb 33 km south-east of Melbourne. The driver franticly recalled how he had hit a wallaby and continued driving – thinking he’d killed the animal. He explained that he was doing no more than 40 km on the winding road towards his family home when a Wallaby jumped in front of the car.   What added to our rescuers amazement was that he drove on thinking he would get home and fetch a torch and return to the scene. But

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  Petra the little penguin was found on the shores of Port Fairy absolutely covered from head to toe in crude oil. It’s unknown how she encountered the messy residue however one can only imagine it was the result of illegally dumped oil in the ocean which has since been reported to the authorities. A call was made to Wildlife Victoria’s Emergency Response Service and Petra was rescued shortly after. Volunteer Tracey then took Petra home to her wildlife shelter and gave her the first of many

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Update: 18th March 2013   Victoria experienced widespread fires this season, with regions under threat stretching across the state. Though summer has come to a close and the weather has shifted for now, several zones are still on alert and may still yet produce injured wildlife. Below is a brief update on multiple fire grounds throughout Victoria including information on animals found, in care and those that have been released. Photo: Szumai Anderson  UPDATE ON SOME OF THE FIRE AFFECTED

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