An exciting new television series is launching next month on SBS Australia – Wildlife ER!
Wildlife ER is a heart-warming TV show produced by Wild Bear Entertainment. Showcasing Australia’s busiest Wildlife Hospital based at RSPCA Queensland in Brisbane, you’ll be able to watch our iconic animals rescued, treated in our hospital, rehabilitated, and released!Wildlife ER airs a new episode every week showcasing our iconic Australian wildlife. You’ll be able to watch first-hand what it’s like to work behind the scenes at Australia’s busiest Wildlife Hospital and get up close and personal with our iconic Australian wildlife like koalas, possums, kangaroos, echidnas, reptiles, owls and more. Last year alone over 27,000 animals required care at the RSPCA Wildlife Hospital. Most of these animals were victims of habitat loss, disease, road trauma, dog attacks or natural disasters. Watching Wildlife ER you’ll get to see our dedicated wildlife vets, nurses, rescue officers, wildlife carers and volunteers in action – saving the lives of our precious wildlife every day. You might even learn some interesting Australian wildlife facts along the way! The whole team at RSPCA Queensland is proud to be a part of Wildlife ER, highlighting the vital work being done to save our Australian wildlife and ensuring they still have a home in the wild for many generations to come. You can watch Wildlife ER on SBS Australia from February 8 at 7:30pm and SBS On Demand - enjoy watching our team go above and beyond with animal rescues, wildlife receiving treatment our hospital, the rehabilitation journey, and wildlife being released back into the wild.
Meet the RSPCA Team
Dr Tim Portas | Wildlife Veterinarian at RSPCA Queensland
Tim has worked with animals and wildlife for over 25 years. Having worked in both private practice and in Australia’s major zoos, Tim has extensive experience with all aspects of zoo and wildlife medicine across a huge range of animal species. Tim has also had the amazing opportunity to work with some of the world’s most endangered wildlife, including the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat, the Sumatran Rhinoceros, the Northern Corroboree Frog and the Southern Brush-Tailed Rock Wallaby.
Josephine (Jo) Jordaan | RSPCA Animal Rescue Manager
Jo has worked with wildlife for 15 years. Starting with the RSPCA as a volunteer in the Wildlife Department, Jo was fortunate enough to land her dream job with the RSPCA Wildlife Department before moving to the Animal Rescue Team. Today, Jo leads the dedicated team of Animal Rescue Officers and Volunteers. Jo's passion for wildlife ignited at an early age when she would assist her father rescue stricken wildlife from the roadside as her family was moving across Australia and growing up wanted to be just like Ranger Stacey from Totally Wild.
Jaimee Blouse I Wildlife Hospital Business Development Manager
Jaimee has worked with wildlife for just over 20 years. As a veterinary nurse with extra qualifications in emergency and critical care, she has held various positions as a conservation and rehabilitation nurse at management levels. Jaimee is passionate about the emergency care of injured wildlife and rehabilitation of treated wildlife so they can thrive once released back into the wild. Jaimee has a particular expertise in the fauna of South East Qld and has a real soft spot for venomous snakes.
Dr Rebecca Millers I Wildlife Veterinarian
Rebecca has worked with wildlife for over 20 years. Prior to becoming a vet, Rebecca worked as a Tiger Handler. Although Rebecca enjoyed working with such majestic animals, she decided she wanted to make a difference in the lives of our wildlife in more of a medical sense and pursued a career as a wildlife vet. Rebecca has worked across a number of wildlife facilities throughout her veterinary career and in doing so, she has had the privilege of working with a wide variety of species as a zoo and wildlife veterinarian.
Support Australian Wildlife
Our dedicated wildlife and rescue teams work around the clock to save vulnerable and endangered animals. You can help them continue their vital work by donating to our RSPCA Wildlife Hospital.Their crucial work to save our precious wildlife is only possible thanks to community support and generous donations. If you’d like make a donation to ensure our wildlife can continue to get the treatment, care and love they need to return to the wild, please donate here.