The latest Animal Rescues at the RSPCA

Animals Rescue Wildlife Posted Jul 6, 2022
Unique wildlife patients recently rescued at the RSPCA Wildlife Hospital

Every day at the RSPCA our Rescue Teams are on the road helping wildlife in need. Here are some recent wild and wonderful animals we’ve rescued or treated at our Wildlife Hospital. <

If you see an animal in need of help call 1300 ANIMAL. 

A sugar glider’s lucky escape

sugar glider

Maple the sugar glider was spotted by a member of the public on the train tracks at Bowen Hills. Our Animal Rescue team were called out and Maple was rescued from the tracks and brought into the RSPCA Wildlife Hospital. Veterinary exams showed he had a sore eye, but he’s recovered well with treatment and has also gained 20grams since being in care.  He’s now with a wildlife carer until he’s well enough to be released back into the wild.

Goose on the loose

Goose rescue

It’s never a dull moment for our Animal Rescue Teams on the road. A lot of their daily job requires tact when it comes to catching injured animals that can still be quite evasive! This case was no different when Rescue Officer Chantel went on a wild goose chase in Caboolture after receiving reports of a goose acting disoriented. After three rescue attempts, RSPCA Rescue Officer Chantel caught the goose and brought it back for a checkup at RSPCA Wildlife Hospital.

The goose, actually domesticated, made a full recovery and has been adopted into a loving home.

Darter now debris-free

Darter with rubbish in beak

Retirement resident Pam was out walking her dogs and called our 1300 ANIMAL hotline when she noticed a bird with something hanging from it's beak.  RSPCA Rescue Officer Amy attended and Pam directed her to the bird. Pam said she had named the darter Roy.

Whatever was wrapped around this poor bird’s beak had completely closed it shut meaning he couldn’t eat, drink or clean himself.

Rescue Officer Amy called Sal from Pelican and Seabird Rescue for assistance to successfully capture the water bird in a joint effort. With Sal’s handy net launcher now available, Amy was able to capture the darter first go. It appeared he had some insulation like material tangled around his beak.

While Amy held him safely, Sal snipped away at the rubbish to free his mouth. She also noted that Roy was actually a female.  It took Sal a whole 10 minutes to remove the rubbish from her beak.

Darter animal rescue

A quick health check later and Roy, now named Royette, was released back into the lake, debris-free!

We’d like to thank our animal loving community members like you, who help make these successful animal rescues possible! If left unnoticed, the outcome for our wildlife could be very different.

Emma Lagoon
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