Shooters and Fishers MP Daniel Young suggested on 26th August 2015 that “Victoria introduce an open season when kangaroos could be hunted like other game species to control kangaroo numbers.” And the article: Victorian MP Calls For Open Season On Kangaroos The situation is “out of control”, according to Harcourt orchardist and cider maker Scott Harrington. He was referring to the growing number of kangaroos that regularly attack his apple trees.   WILDLIFE VICTORIA’S RESPONSE   KANGAROOS

The incident occurred in Jan 2015 during the KFC T20 Big Bash League clash at the MCG. Luckily the seagull survived and flew off after it's ordeal.    Subsequent to this incident, MCG staff contacted Wildlife Victoria enquiring about wildlife rescue training opportunities for their staff to better prepare them for another incident.    On Wednesday 19th August, Wildlife Victoria trained the MCG arena team on how to safely rescue and transport birds and possums. The team now feels much more

Spring is finally here and with it comes the miracle of new life in all its splendour!   As our emergency response service starts to get inundated with calls about baby birds, ducklings and cygnets, we get to see some amazing stories of loving and caring members of our community interacting positively with our native wildlife.   Anne Simson, a wildlife lover, was kind enough to share her experiences with ducklings this year. She was lucky to have ducklings hatch in her balcony twice and was

Hi Everyone,  I'm a baby rainbow lorikeet (well technically, a 'fledgling'). You can tell I'm a young'un 'cos my beak is a dark browny color. When I grow up it'll be bright orange. You've probably seen me hanging out recently on the ground in the parks and in silly spots beside the road. DON'T PANIC! I'm usually OK, it's just time for me to learn how to fly. Listen carefully and you can probably hear my mum and dad calling to me from somewhere nearby, making sure I'm safe.  If you think I

Great job by our friends at ARCUE in initiating this successful research project. We’d love to see more wildlife bridges across Australia in years to come! Read the complete article here.  

Ron, the swan from Sanctuary Lakes, who was reported to the Wildlife Victoria's Emergency Response Service when a member of the public saw it entagled in a fishing line, had a very happy outcome today. It required hours on the operating table for the hook to be removed, but has been released back to its home now after recovering.   Thanks to Hantiye who reported the swan to WV, Erica, the Emergency Response Operator, rescue volunteers Marcus and Elaine, Point Cook Animal Emergency and

On Saturday, the first day of the duck shooting season, Wildlife Victoria received a devastating call from a distraught member of the public who was shaking from what she had discovered - the dead bodies of two ducks who had been shot. On closer inspection she realised six ducklings were closely huddled around their dead parents. Thankfully, the majority of the community believe that our native wildlife should be protected, not treated as “sport” and these now orphaned ducklings are in care. It

4th March 2015   Wildlife Victoria is extremely saddened to hear reports of secret culling of koalas which appear to have occurred during 2013-2014. (The news article about this can be found here) While it is known that the koala population in the Otways region in Victoria has been suffering for some time we were unaware that an action plan had been implemented. We sincerely hope that all alternatives were explored before this seemingly drastic step was taken.   “It’s difficult to