Springtime is a time when Healesville Sanctuary receives many orphaned wildlife babies. Our vet team at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre work very closely with keepers and carers to look after these little ones.
We use pouches for our orphans, creating a warm and snug space for our babies to rest and recover. These pouches are similar to their mum’s own pouch. They are often changed at every feed, sometimes up to six times a day which means the washing line is always full!
Just as our orphaned babies come in all shapes and sizes, so does our need for different sized pouches.
You can help us care for our wildlife this spring by making some pouches for our spring babies. Check out the fact sheet to find out how you can get involved.
You can visit us and drop off your pouches or post to:
Australian Wildlife Health Centre
PO Box 248
Healesville Victoria 3777
Together we can improve animal care, reduce threatening processes and save endangered species.
You can help protect local species simply by switching to recycled toilet paper. Do you have a guilt-free bum?