About

Hi! Welcome to my blog! I am passionate about animals and their welfare, especially wildlife. I’ve been working with Australian wildlife for over 15 years. I have had many memorable experiences working with bats, swimming with swans, raising tiny wombats and possums as well birds and tawny frogmouths – I’ll tell you more about those shortly!

I once worked in Canberra’s animal welfare clinic rescuing, assessing, rehabilitating and releasing wildlife. Over many years I saw the trauma suffered by vulnerable animals. I ended up completely exhausted and burnt out. I took a year off to recover and during this time completed my Bachelors Degree in Education. I returned to working with wildlife in a volunteer capacity with ACT Wildlife – Canberra’s wildlife rescue organisation. I also work full time in a primary school teaching kindergarten. I love teaching children and sharing my stories about working with our unique and beautiful wildlife!

You can also follow me on Instagram wombats_and_wildlife_heljan09.

All images and videos in this blog are my intellectual property under the Copyright Act.

The video ‘Barney’s legs in the air’ is exclusively managed by Caters News Agency. To license or use that image in a commercial player please contact licensing@catersnews.com.

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