Australian country roads  are a major contributor to the increase in the need for wombat rescue,especially in country areas like Ceduna and the Nullarbor . Here are a few tips for people who come across  dead or injured native animals while travelling. (applies to wombats and  kangaroos) If the animals is dead and on the road  make sure your way is clear and drag it off the road. If its a wombat roll it onto its back  and check to see if its a female .If it is a female you will find  a pouch opening low  on the stomach area. Put your hand in and feel around to see if there is a baby  in the pouch. If there is a baby in the pouch  try to gently take it off the mothers teat  but if it wont let go  try cutting the teat off  to detatch the joey or dora  as the case may be. Wrap the baby up in a blanket or jumper and try and keep it at your  body temperature.  A good way to maintain the babys body temp  is to stuff it inside your shirt .  This also helps the animal in another way.  They are used to hearing their mothers heart beat  and yours will help  to replace it until you can find a rescue center. If it apears  the mother has been dead a day or two  you may like to try giving the animal a few drops  of  water through an eye dropper.. Dont force the animal ,  just a few drops at a time should get you through till you reach a destination that has rescue facilities.   The job becomes much harder when trying to deal with  native animals  that are injured. Being injured in a lot of instances for native animal adults  often results in them having to be put to sleep for humane reasons.

Wombat Rescue

Wombat Rescue

Australian country roads  are a major contributor to the increase in the need for wombat rescue,especially in country areas like Ceduna and the Nullarbor . Here are a few tips for people who come across  dead or injured native animals while travelling. (applies to wombats and  kangaroos) If the animals is dead and on the road  make sure your way is clear and drag it off the road. If its a wombat roll it onto its back  and check to see if its a female .If it is a female you will find  a pouch opening low  on the stomach area. Put your hand in and feel around to see if there is a baby  in the pouch. If there is a baby in the pouch  try to gently take it off the mothers teat  but if it wont let go  try cutting the teat off  to detatch the joey or dora  as the case may be. Wrap the baby up in a blanket or jumper and try and keep it at your  body temperature.  A good way to maintain the babys body temp  is to stuff it inside your shirt .  This also helps the animal in another way.  They are used to hearing their mothers heart beat  and yours will help  to replace it until you can find a rescue center. If it apears  the mother has been dead a day or two  you may like to try giving the animal a few drops  of  water through an eye dropper.. Dont force the animal ,  just a few drops at a time should get you through till you reach a destination that has rescue facilities.   The job becomes much harder when trying to deal with  native animals  that are injured. Being injured in a lot of instances for native animal adults  often results in them having to be put to sleep for humane reasons.
Australian country roads  are a major contributor to the increase in the need for wombat rescue,especially in country areas like Ceduna and the Nullarbor . Here are a few tips for people who come across  dead or injured native animals while travelling. (applies to wombats and  kangaroos) If the animals is dead and on the road  make sure your way is clear and drag it off the road. If its a wombat roll it onto its back  and check to see if its a female .If it is a female you will find  a pouch opening low  on the stomach area. Put your hand in and feel around to see if there is a baby  in the pouch. If there is a baby in the pouch  try to gently take it off the mothers teat  but if it wont let go  try cutting the teat off  to detatch the joey or dora  as the case may be. Wrap the baby up in a blanket or jumper and try and keep it at your  body temperature.  A good way to maintain the babys body temp  is to stuff it inside your shirt .  This also helps the animal in another way.  They are used to hearing their mothers heart beat  and yours will help  to replace it until you can find a rescue center. If it apears  the mother has been dead a day or two  you may like to try giving the animal a few drops  of  water through an eye dropper.. Dont force the animal ,  just a few drops at a time should get you through till you reach a destination that has rescue facilities.   The job becomes much harder when trying to deal with  native animals  that are injured. Being injured in a lot of instances for native animal adults  often results in them having to be put to sleep for humane reasons.

Wombat Rescue