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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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 !”
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 ❤️”
Nearly all grown up!
Elsie is huge! At this stage of her development she would still be with her mum but her independence is growing! Although she still wants to come in the house (but isnt allowed!) she can head off and put herself to bed, taking Barney with her! Elsie and Barney still have a bottle each twiceContinue reading “Nearly all grown up!”
Flattery is the sincerest form of flattery – or so Oscar Wilde said! Even as a tiny joey, Elsie had 8 black nails and 2 pinks nails on her front paws! Very strange for a wombat but perhaps there was the tiniest something missing in her diet when she arrived in care at such aContinue reading “Imitation”
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!”
The Easter Barney is real!
Elsie and Barney enjoyed Easter! No chocolates for them, just carrots, sweet potatoes and lots of grass! We also took the opportunity to make some short clips to bring awareness about these wonderful creatures! Elsie and Barney continue to thrive! Have a safe and happy Easter. I’ll be blogging more soon! You can follow usContinue reading “The Easter Barney is real!”
Barney’s vet trip
You can read Barney’s full story all through my earlier blogs. Dear little Barney is very sweet and today was his visit to the vet for his microchip. All of our wombats in care are microchipped and eventually released back into the wild at the appropriate age. Then, if they ever come back into careContinue reading “Barney’s vet trip”
One year to the day since Elsie arrived!
One year ago today – on the 14th March 2020 – a joey wombat was delivered to my house (see my first post). Little Elsie had been found in her dead mum’s pouch. She weighted just 120 grams, was dehydrated and a fetus! Those first few hours establishing her care – setting up the humidicribContinue reading “One year to the day since Elsie arrived!”
Elsie and Barney – wombats growing up too fast!
Elsie is big – I’ve given up trying to weigh her! Barney is probably around 11 kilos. They live permanently outdoors now – or at least that’s the expectation! Keeping them outside and away from the back door is a challenge! I have to remind them frequently that they are outdoor wombats, preparing for lifeContinue reading “Elsie and Barney – wombats growing up too fast!”