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

  This young seal was reported near Port Campbell in mid-July, it later returned to the ocean and was likely resting on the beach. If you spot a seal on the beach please keep your distance to avoid an unnecessary encounter or stressing the creature. If you’re walking a dog, it is important to keep them on a lead and to guide them away from the seal. Although it is not uncommon for seals to seek refuge on the beach, if you are concerned about the health of the animal please call Wildlife

Talk about a baptism of fire for a new rescuer!!!    The raven as pictured was trapped in the tree by its leg. The height of the tree was approximately 12m and it was trapped almost at the very top. There was no way to safely climb the tree nor were there any ladders available close by that would be able to safely reach it either. Eventually the fire brigade assisted with a Teleboom from Thomastown after a Commander of theirs came out to assess the situation.   Whilst I was waiting for the