Everyone’s been asking about Healesville Sanctuary’s adopted orphan Wombat baby Bo. You’ll remember he came into our care three months ago after he was found in the pouch of his mother who’d been hit by a car.
He has completed a long course of treatment at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre and is doing great. He is now over 2kg and very cheeky! Once vets know for sure that his treatment has been successful then they will try and buddy him up with another orphaned wombat. This helps with the rehabilitation process and is one step closer to him eventually being released back into the wild.
We’re heading into a particularly busy year with many orphaned Possums and Wombats and displaced Kangaroos. The Australian Wildlife Health Centre sees more than 1500 animals each year. Many marsupials have pouch young at this time of the year so it's important to check the pouches of road trauma wildlife. Anyone seeking advice can call the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary on 59 57 2829 between 9am and 4pm seven days a week or RACV Wildlife Connect on 13 11 11 which is a 24 hour service.
Together we can improve animal care, reduce threatening processes and save endangered species.
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