The Wombat program
Before the Wombat program was instigated by Manfred and Helen Heide most baby native animals handed in to Parks and wild life or the department of environmental herratige were euthenaised. Since begining the program in 1985 the amount of babies bceing culled has dropped dramatically. The program allows qualified people to rear and maintain baby wombats that would normally be put to sleep. A positive attribute of the program is that in some cases northern Hairy nosed Wombats who are now considered the most endangered Australian species in the world ,are now being raised by surrogate Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat mothers. Without the program I feel sure the Northern Hairy nosed Wombat would become extinct. There is also an invetro fertilization program which is endevouring to place Northern Hairy nosed wombats into Southern hairy nosed Wombats in order to lift the ever decresing numbers of the Northern hairy nosed Wombat.. It is believed that there are only 135 Northern Hairy nosed Wombats left living in the wild.The department of Environmental heatige will basically only supply the milk for the baby marsupials up until the time they are weened From that time onwards we as members of the Wombat program pay all the food and vet bills from our own pockets or from donations towards the animals upkeep if we are lucky . There are no Vetinary services resident here in Ceduna. The nearest being an 800 killometer round trip.if an animal has problems.. We pay for the travel and the overnight stays out of our own pockets . Although we love and care for the animals it is quite a strain on any normal families budget, hence the donate through paypal signs on the site. Our food bill for the animals is over 800 $ a month let alone vet bills and medication that we have to find the money for. So please donate as best you can towards the Wombats and otheranimals new enclosures. To date the program has helped house and find homes for hundreds of animals in breeding programs, zoos,wild life parks and various universities in Australia and other parts of the world
The Wombat program
Before the Wombat program was instigated by Manfred and Helen Heide most baby native animals handed in to Parks and wild life or the department of environmental herratige were euthenaised. Since begining the program in 1985 the amount of babies bceing culled has dropped dramatically. The program allows qualified people to rear and maintain baby wombats that would normally be put to sleep. A positive attribute of the program is that in some cases northern Hairy nosed Wombats who are now considered the most endangered Australian species in the world ,are now being raised by surrogate Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat mothers. Without the program I feel sure the Northern Hairy nosed Wombat would become extinct. There is also an invetro fertilization program which is endevouring to place Northern Hairy nosed wombats into Southern hairy nosed Wombats in order to lift the ever decresing numbers of the Northern hairy nosed Wombat.. It is believed that there are only 135 Northern Hairy nosed Wombats left living in the wild.The department of Environmental heatige will basically only supply the milk for the baby marsupials up until the time they are weened From that time onwards we as members of the Wombat program pay all the food and vet bills from our own pockets or from donations towards the animals upkeep if we are lucky . There are no Vetinary services resident here in Ceduna. The nearest being an 800 killometer round trip.if an animal has problems.. We pay for the travel and the overnight stays out of our own pockets . Although we love and care for the animals it is quite a strain on any normal families budget, hence the donate through paypal signs on the site. Our food bill for the animals is over 800 $ a month let alone vet bills and medication that we have to find the money for. So please donate as best you can towards the Wombats and otheranimals new enclosures. To date the program has helped house and find homes for hundreds of animals in breeding programs, zoos,wild life parks and various universities in Australia and other parts of the world