Tonight I met Suzy from Help for Wildlife. When I arrived my mum saw some snake skin in the window. when we went inside she had all of these photos of animals on the wall. When we walked in she showed me her little baby wombat and her name was Dee. I got to cuddle her and i had my first wombat bite! It did not hurt. Her teeth looked like mouse/rat teeth. Suzy warned me about wombat's teeth hurting more than their claws because they use their claws to dig and their teeth to eat. She had lots of snakes too- she said that one bit her twice.
She told me things I could do to help wildlife when I am older. Getting work in the zoo's can be hard but I could work for Parks Victoria or Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP), or be a vet or work in one of the smaller zoo's or sanctuary's.
I got to feel a lot of fabrics. she showed me what was in her car. she had a stretcher (to lift kangaroos) a net( to catch wallaby's and kangaroos) in her car and even a kitchen sink can you believe it? When we were leaving, we saw a bird lying in the gutter with a hurt wing. Suzy picked it up and took in inside. It was my FIRST rescue! I hope the bird is ok but I don't think it will survive- it looked very hurt.
Some things I learned..
it is costs ten dollars for one kilo of wombat milk powder. (which she pays for)
baby sleeping bags are perfect for wildlife rescuers- they can use them as an outer pouch to help keep the warm in
Baby wombats don't like to be taken out of their pouches- they wriggle around a lot.
If you live around Doreen and its surrounds you might have seen their signs on the road side? If you live in these areas- PLEASE SAVE THEIR PHONE NUMBER IN YOUR PHONE 0477 555 611. If you see any animals on the side of the road or hit one yourself- PLEASE CALL them or a wildlife rescue group to come and check the animal. Even if you think its dead or it was hit but "seemed ok"- its probably not OR it may have a joey that is alive in its pouch. PLEASE CALL!
THANK YOU Suzy for talking to me about what you do.
My name is Libby and I am 13 years old. I am a Koala Crusader- raising money and awareness for our VULNERABLE koala's and spreading messages about our wildlife that we are lucky enough to live WITH. These are stories written by ME!