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Please watch this short video Developers & heavy machinery operators could careless if the kill wildlife so they can make money.

I  have rescued  several koalas that have been forced into this situation. Koala can get terrible fractures & even die from the actions of these people. They are required to have “Spotter Catchers supervising” the bull dozing of wildlife trees. But alas many Spotter Catchers don’t do the job that is required of them or they don’t care about the wildlife.

PLEASE WATCH THE BELOW VIDEO

http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/the-project/extra/season-6/koala-outrage

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MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

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Orphaned Koala Joey

Isaac for Tracy 1

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SAVING CAR HIT WILDLIFE

If you ever hit wildlife while driving OR you see wildlife that has been hit PLEASE STOP.

  • Remove animal from Road
  • Check to see if it is still alive. If it is alive, IMEDIATELY take it to the closest Veterinarian.
  • If it is dead, for Koalas, Macropods, possums, check to see if it is male or female. If it is female, look/feel the outside of the pouch area for a joey. ALL Marsupials infants are called joeys – koalas, possums, gliders, numbats, bilbies, wombats, and more.
  • If there is a joey in the pouch the next stages are very critical. If the joey is furless, (a pinkie) it is ESSENTIAL NOT to pull the joey out of the pouch (or off the teat). If it is pulled off the teat it will start bleeding into the brain and die.
  • With the joey still attached to the teat, insert a safety pin (paper clip etc.) through the center of the teat as close to the joeys mouth. This is to stop the joey from swallowing the teat.
  • Using scissors, Stanley knife or similar cut the teat as close as possible to the Mother.
  • With two hands clasped firmly around the joey to gently remove it from the pouch.

NEVER PICK UP A JOEY BY GRASPING AROUND THE RIBS AS YOU WOULD A DOG OR CAT AS YOU CAN DO ENORMOUS DAMAGE TO THEIR FRAGILE RIBS.

  • Pinkie joeys can NOT thermoregulate so they need artificial heat. The joey will be kept at 32 degrees. All injured wildlife need extra warm after an accident and stress. I suggest (if there is a female MOP) that the pinkie be kept inside her bra on the left side so the joey hears her heart & gets warmth. If the ‘saver’ is male but the joey against bare skin in the chest area near heart.
  • For a Furred joey – wrap it in a jacket, t-shirt towel.
  • Have your car very quiet (preferably no talking, music etc)
  • Never allow anyone to peek/look at the joeys.
  • Never allow child or pets to hold or get near the joey,
  • NEVER give ‘saved’ wildlife anything to EAT OR DRINK NOT even water.
  • Get the joey to a Licensed Wildlife Carer, a Wildlife Veterinarian or a Wildlife Rescue Group IMEDIATELY.

Following the above steps are essential and will mean the difference between the joey living or dying.

There are instances where the joey could have been flung from the mother’s pouch on impact or a member of the public has already removed it from the mother’s pouch.

Unfortunately, sometimes well meaning members of the public give the joey to their children to play with it, place it into a box or just simply lay it on the floor. These joeys often never recover from the stress of this type of treatment and die.

A joey whose mother has killed may be dehydrated and in shock and could also be suffering from hyperglycaemia and/or hypothermia. So the joey needs to taken to someone who knows what needs to be done.

The below information is essential to be given to the carer so the orphaned joey gets the appropriate treatment.

Before leaving the site PLEASE:

  1. About what time was the Mother hit? Was her body warm?
  2. Identify Mother’s species.
  3. What injuries did the Mother sustain, what areas of her body were hit by the car.
  4. What condition was the Mother in (before accident).

 

 

 

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Koala

Koala

I received a phone call from the Police Communication Room one week night at 3 am. There had been two vehicles driving north towards Brisbane on the M1 (3 lanes). One vehicle was in front. That driver then suddenly swerved and the driver (phoned Police) in the rear vehicle was shocked when he realised that the car in front had swerved intentionally to run over an adult koala crossing the M1.

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Koala Joey

Koala Joey

Look at how cute and adorable I am

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Koalas

Koalas

Koala Mum & Joey that I rescued so they would not become dog food or toy. Dog owner had been encouraging Dog to attack Koala Mum & Joey

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