After failing to release Natalie the first time, I called on a few swans to help me! Actually I called on another wildlife carer who had two swans in care. I needed some swans to show Natalie that she’s not ‘just like me’, but is rather, just like them! We always try to pair upContinue reading “Natalie – release. The final chapter!”
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Natalie – the black swan!
Many cygnets (baby swans) come into care. This story is about Natalie ~ who was named after Natalie Portman, from the film The Black Swan! Natalie was handed into a vet clinic by a member of the public. The member of the public told the vet that Natalie was found alone by the side ofContinue reading “Natalie – the black swan!”
Bonding to …… goodbye !
For those readers new to my blog – welcome! Other readers will know the story of Elsie and Barney. But let me re-cap – Elsie arrived weighing just 120 grams – so tiny! She is the tiniest wombat joey I have ever had the privilege to worked with. Barney joined Elsie months later weighing 600Continue reading “Bonding to …… goodbye !”
October 22 – Wombat Day!
Yes, there’s actually a day these delightful creatures are celebrated – October 22nd! It started around 2005 and ever since then Oct 22 is known as Wombat Day in Australia. Some call it World wombat day, but I doubt half the world even knows about wombats (despite my blog!) let alone celebrates them! The dayContinue reading “October 22 – Wombat Day!”
❤️ Ted ❤️ The brushtail possum!
We receive many joey brushtail possums in care. They arrive in care mainly because their mum has been hit by a car and killed. Ted was found lying on his dead mum’s body by the road. Ted was protected from injury inside the pouch but as mum’s body went cold, he crawled out and satContinue reading “❤️ Ted ❤️ The brushtail possum!”
The bond between Elsie and Barney remains strong! Although wombats in the wild are solitary, these two have been raised together to lessen the bond with their carer and to ensure the wombats keep their ‘wombat’ behaviors. That’s the theory but carers and wombats still become very close which is evident in my other posts.Continue reading “Sibling ❤️”
Literally bowled over!
Elsie is almost too heavy to lift up now! She has also mastered a great skill – she runs at me, clips my leg and sends me flying! I am bowled over by her at least twice a day! I am covered in bruises! Elsie and Barney are still fed a bottle each, twice aContinue reading “Literally bowled over!”
Elsie and Barney – what are they up to now?
The Elsie and Barney continue to thrive! Elsie is happy and robust and Barney has so much character! They continue to entertain and delight me! They both have two bottles a day – one in the morning and one at night before they go to bed. Elsie is a year old and weighs nearly 10Continue reading “Elsie and Barney – what are they up to now?”
Lily the wombat – the first one !
Lily was the first wombat that I raised from joey until release back into the wild. You might start thinking that all these wombats (Elsie, Barney and Henry who appear elsewhere in my Blog) are alike but nothing could be further from the truth! Yes, wombats in care demonstrate similar protective behaviors – the running,Continue reading “Lily the wombat – the first one !”
❤️ That’s a whole lot of love! ❤️ Elsie and Barney!
The bond between Elsie and Barney is now very strong! They adore each other! For a while I doubted it would ever happen, but look at them now! Even with all this love, their play is still rough! I’m always amazed that these spirited battles are ‘friendly’ – imagine what a real fight between twoContinue reading “❤️ That’s a whole lot of love! ❤️ Elsie and Barney!”