Just last week we were lucky enough to receive 40 very well constructed possum, bird and microbat nest boxes from students at Scotch College. As a part of their curriculum, they met with Wildlife Victoria  volunteer Jen for advice before they began to design and construct the nest boxes based on research about living habitats, size and needs of the animal. Each nest box has been hand-made with computer  aided design and constructed with care, ready to go up and provide a nice new and safe

  You may have heard about Isaac – one of Melbourne’s most inspirational 8 year olds, combatting wildlife issues one animal at a time. In Isaac’s short life, he has already learnt so much about animals and has become a great advocate for saving animals and bringing more awareness into the world.     Isaac’s favourite native Australian animal is the Eastern Barred Bandicoot because they can jump 1.2 metres off the ground! He reckons that’s pretty impressive given how small they are. He

September was a miserable month for much of northern, western and central Victoria with storms leading to severe flooding across much of the state. The small town of Koonoomoo, flanked by the Murray River at its northern boundary was heavily impacted. This is the home of the Dutch Thunder Wildlife Shelter, run by courageous volunteers Kylee and James. As the river twice breached its banks, muddy water spread into the shelter, flooding every enclosure already housing the usual inundation of

Epic Rescue of "Finny"   When this grey-headed flying-fox clutched onto a window fitting in Abbotsford, his claw's  became stuck. For at least two days he was unable to leave the roof of the warehouse. Luckily, building staff noticed him and contacted Wildlife Victoria.   Watch volunteer rescuer Amy explain the complexities of this kind of rescue and the monumental effort that unfolded.  

Kangaroos rescued from mine shaft     Last week was disastrous for Victoria’s kangaroos. In just seven days from Sunday the 22nd to Saturday the 28th of November 238 kangaroos were reported to Wildlife Victoria’s Emergency Response Service needing help. The following remarkable story was just one of these many reports.   Late in the afternoon of Sunday the 22nd of November, Wildlife Victoria received a call from Shaun and his walking companion, concerned members of the public. They had

(Updated: Monday, 14 September 2015)   Spot the kangaroo before being rescued                         Early on 31st August 2015, Wildlife Victoria received a report of an eastern grey kangaroo with an arrow through its head. Sadly these reports of cruelty to wildlife are not uncommon. Volunteers were quickly sent to the scene however unable to rescue the poor critter. Property owner Marcus informed Wildlife Victoria that the animal was known as “Spot” who often

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