General Information

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer rehabilitator and caring for kangaroos and wallabies, below is some information that will assist you.

  • Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus)

 

  • Red Necked Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)

  • Swamp Wallaby (Macropus bicolor)

Orphaned Joeys

It is important to provide orphaned joeys with the best care possible in the   first 24 hours that they are in care, as this is the most

  • critical time in the animal’s rehabilitation. The initial emergency care that it receives will have a huge impact not only on the animal’s survival but also on its chances for release.

Macropod joeys come into care for a variety of reasons including:-

  • Road trauma

  • Dog attack

  • Shooting

  • Environmental impact

  • Abandoned by their mother (either while being chased by a dog or during drought etc).

Many macropod joeys sustain injuries when their mother is killed by cars and it is imperative that all orphaned joeys receive a full veterinary assessment immediately when they come into care.