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Australian Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organisation (AMWRRO), providing a rescue and rehabilitation service for our incredibly unique Australian marine wildlife species.Found an injured marine animal?
Meet Gabby a very young Western Grey Kangaroo now orphaned as a consequence of the recent Sampson Flat bush fire. If that’s not bad enough; Gabby was found in extreme pain due to badly burnt feet and paws she sustained whilst fleeing the fire ground.
Still dependent on Mum for milk, guidance and protection – young Gabby is very lucky to have been rescued by Country Fire Service (CFS) and Native Animal Network personnel.
Gabby was immediately rushed to AMWRRO for emergency treatment in the hope she wasn’t too badly burnt and after a lengthy admission and treatment to her paws and feet, Gabby has been given a second chance and is now in minimal pain and receiving around the clock care.
Admitted to the AMWRRO Wildlife Clinic – Gabby is still very dehydrated and will undergo burn and fluid treatment until she is considered stable.
Special thanks to all those dedicated CFS and Native Animal Network personnel who are finding these animals and giving them a chance.
A fantastic effort by four agencies (CFS, Native Animal Network, Fauna Rescue and AMWRRO) working together for the best outcome for Jeremy a young male koala and the first bushfire victim to pass through the AMWRRO Wildlife Clinic. Jeremy has been assessed and all four paws treated for second-degree partial thickness burns, he is doing very well and is in great spirits. Thank you to all involved in his treatment thus far and for anyone wanting to support the AMWRRO Wildlife Clinic please feel free to donate via the donate now button on the home page. Your support is greatly appreciated and will help save thousands of live.
Today a crew from AMWRRO including expert Veterinary Pathologist from the AMWRRO Scientific Board Dr Lucy Woolford attended the Ardrossan beach (Parara) where the seven Sperm Whales beached and died yesterday.
Unfortunately two of the animals had already been subject to senseless vandalism by having several of their teeth cut out with a hacksaw.
AMWRRO crew collected important samples that will be tested for suspect viruses that could have caused these animals to beach in the first instance. These test results will be made available once the results have been cleared by the AMWRRO Scientific Board and provided to the Department for Environment Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR).
Of the seven animals beached five were sampled due to inaccessible locations and all of which were adult female animals.
Unfortunately one of which was a lactating female – meaning there is a very real chance that a young animal is without mother and if not weaned may wash up dead in the near future.
One report that these animals were subject to propeller strikes had been proven incorrect by AMWRRO as they were in fact teeth raking marks – not propeller strike injuries.
For those wanting to attend and photograph these animals, please remember that there is a 50m no approach zone that should be adhered to by all and this includes pets as these animals could carry viruses that could potentially be transmitted to mammals ( e.g. dogs and humans!)