The little marsupial got separated from its family and found himself in a backyard swimming pool with no way to escape. Luckily, he was found and fished out to undergo recovery at the RSPCA wildlife hospital.
At only 95g and very cold, this little baby bandicoot had to spend hours into an intensive care unit with an oxygen mask to ensure its survival. He is now spending his time with a specialised bandicoot carer where he will be able to hang out with other bandicoots and living a full, healthy life!
Another bandicoot was found exhausted in a swimming pool. It was shivering and taken to the wildlife hospital for rest and recuperation before being successfully released nearby.
These bandicoots were lucky – but many animals aren’t. There are a few things that we can do to help reduce the risk.