FAUNA RESCUE - PROGRAM INITIATIVE
THE REUNITING / RINGTAIL WILDLING RELEASE PROGRAM – A PREFERRED OPTION TO HANDREARING!
Do you know what to do if you find a possum joey and the difference betweeen a brushtail and a ringtail ?
Do you know what the different calls a possum joey makes to its mother sounds like?
Please visit our Reunite Possums webpage for further information and enoy clicking on the species specific audio recordings to hear the different call sounds!
If you would like to learn how to care for injured or orphaned wildlife, please save the dates below, go to Events to register for
Introduction to Wildlife Rescue – Sunday 18th February 2024
Bird and Duckling Workshop – Sunday 17th March 2024
Koala Introduction Workshop – Sunday 14th April 2024
Fauna Rescue is wishing to establish a Register of Pre-arranged Release Sites.
Fauna Rescue are seeking from the Adelaide community suitable areas in which to release primarily orphaned rehabilitated Brushtail and Ringtail possums.
Fauna Rescue hopes to reduce the burden and assist our wonderful carers who dedicate their valuable time to raise orphaned joeys with pre-arranged release sites. We are interested in sites for hard release (placing a box in a tree) and soft release (aviary on property whereby the member of public feeds for two weeks then opens the aviary door).
(photo credit Pat Whelan)
During spring and summer, birds that have recently fledged (left the nest) are sometimes found on the ground while their parent(s) are nearby.
The bird might look abandoned, but often it is not and there is no need for human intervention.
If you find a baby bird, follow this flow chart to identify the best course of action.
(photo credit T J Arnold)
found injured wildlife?
Please DO NOT use email to contact Fauna Rescue for wildlife that is injured, requires rescuing or re-locating.