Media Release 10thFebruary 2015   A female eastern grey kangaroo sighted with an arrow through her head currently has an “at-foot joey” completely dependent on her. The pair were last sighted on Monday 9th Feb at 8.12pm near the Manna Gum car park at Westerfolds Park off Fitzsimons Lane in Templestowe. The bright orange tipped arrow is lodged behind the kangaroo’s ears on her head. “Wildlife experts who have assessed the kangaroo are confident that the arrow has not damaged the kangaroo’s

Response to video footage of a tree being felled with a koala clearly sitting in the canopy. 4th February 2015  Wildlife Victoria is appalled by any act of cruelty inflicted on an animal. This footage showing a tree being harvested in a bluegum plantation near Portland, clearly containing a koala clinging to the branche s, is very, very distressing. It shows blatant disregard for the welfare of this koala. Koalas have been forced over-time to reside in bluegum plantations through l oss

Read here Response to Andrew Rule's Article: Inside the secret nocturnal world of possum control. @andrew_rule Possums are a part of our wonderful suburban ecosystem. http://t.co/JS1ZsA7JBM — Wildlife Victoria (@wildlife_vic) February 3, 2015    

This little flying fox got caught in the netting but was lucky enough to be reported to Wildlife Victoria by a caring member of the community. One of our wonderful volunteers (pictured) rescued the cute little fellow and sent him to rehabilitation till he recovered fully to be released back to the wild.   Getting caught in fruit nets and heat stress are two very common reasons that these beautiful creatures get reported to Wildlife Victoria for help.    A big thanks to our volunteers,

Myf Warhust, Wildlife Ambassador and the host of Where the Wild Things Are, is just one of the gorgeous guests who stopped by our photo booth at our twenty fifth anniversary event last Friday. Thanks to our generous supporters over $10,000 was raised for the Wildlife Victoria Emergency Response Service at our twenty-fifth anniversary celebration, Where The Wild Things Are. Below you will find fabulous photos from the event and contact information for the organisations that donated in-kind items

Wild animals across the globe have two strong allies, named today in unique editions of the Herald Sun. Isaac, a six year old from Derrimut, and Thomas, an eighteen year old who recently won the VCE Leadership Prize (and has also won Young Australian of the Year 2015 for Victoria), have both made pledges to help wild animals facing critical issues, often due to various forms of human intervention.   While birthday parties can sometimes bring out the green-eyed monster in kids, Isaac asked his

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