Have you found an injured native animal in the ACT?
- For injured kangaroos, call Access Canberra on 13 22 81
- For all other injured, sick or orphaned native animals please call ACT Wildlife on 0432 300 033
- For animals in NSW, please call Wildcare Queanbeyan on 6299 1966
- If you find an injured native animal, please handle it gently and keep it warm in a box with a towel or cloth to prevent it from slipping. More information is available here.
It is fruiting season - flying foxes will be visiting your garden. If you are netting your trees please use recommended netting and stretch it tightly over a frame so the flying foxes can land and take off - not get caught up. Click here for more information. If you find a flying fox trapped in your tree please DO NOT TOUCH IT or try to cut it out of the net because of the slight chance it is carrying Lyssavirus. Call ACT Wildlife and we will send a trained, vaccinated rescuer. 0432 300 033
share your fruit
Flying foxes are in Canberra and are feeding on figs and other ripe fruit. If you don't want to share please use netting that you cannot put your finger through and stretch it over a frame or over the tree so they do not get caught.
Keep your feline friend inside
You can love your cat and wildlife too. ACT Wildlife supports cat containment in all suburbs of Canberra.
Please do not feed birds
All native animals are protected in the ACT
if you have spare fruit we can use it for feeding injured flying foxes
Injured flying foxes are in care for at least 3 weeks and mostly a lot longer if netting injuries are serious. If you have spare fruit that you could donate to ACT Wildlife we would be most grateful. email@example.com
Please donate to help us care for wildlife
Your donation will go directly to help orphaned, injured and sick wildlife in our care
Donations also accepted:: towels, flannelette sheets, cat and dog carry cages, aviaries
We are accepting donations of fresh fruit for rehabilitating flying foxes. Please call 0432 300 033
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Support ACT Wildlife - Buy from Goodwill wines and sell Cadbury chocolates
Wombat Mange Project.
The ACT Environment Grant awarded to ACT Wildlife to study and treat mange in wombats along the Murrumbidgee Corridor has begun. Thanks to the volunteers assisting and to our sponsors:
In the ACT it is illegal to hold a wild native animal for longer than 48 hours unless you are a registered carer with a licensed group. Any native animal that is able to be approached is in need of care and the best thing to do is to take it to a carer as soon as you possibly can so it can receive specialist care from people who understand the medical needs of a native animal