Ivy Western Ringtail Possum

Monday, February 9, 2015

Northcliffe/Shannon Fire

Hi everyone regarding the Northcliffe/Shannon fire due to the amount of work done please see our Facebook Page   https://www.facebook.com/maroowildliferefuge?ref_type=bookmark .  Over 9100 hectares now burnt.

Thank you to all the wonderful people who have offered support and help throughout this tragic fire.

At this stage we are asking that you be patient and know that we are in contact with authorities and are keeping a track of the fire progress.  The authorities have our contact and will be letting us know should injured wildlife need assistance in the first instance.

We cannot at this stage get access to any of the fire ground and it would be anticipated that this would be the case for days and even weeks.  Until the fire control officer declares the grounds of this fire safe we cannot gain access.  Please respect the enormous task the control centre has ahead of it in the days to come as lives and property are being saved.

Until then please keep an eye out for any displaced wildlife on the fringes of the fire as they move away.  Birds will leave the fire zone during the fire.   Wildlife that can take shelter underground will do so; large kangaroos that are not fenced have the ability to out run the fire front.  Unfortunately all the small mammals that take shelter in trees or surface burrows will have little chance against the ferocity of the heat and flames.

There will be a stillness and eerie silence to the bush in the early days.  Once the all clear has been given only then will we have access to the grounds.  Because of the vastness of our country we will need your eyes and ears to the ground.  Once the fires settle the animals will come to the surface and move back into familiar ground.  This is when our job really starts.  If you have burnt ground around you please leave water out in first instance. If you are considering leaving food out for the wildlife as they return please contact Maroo Wildlife Refuge for advice and guidance.  Burns to the feet can happen after the fire as the animals start to move around extremely hot surfaces.  Please observe the wildlife close to you and if you notice any injury or burns and it is safe to do so capture the animal using a towel to protect your hands. Place in a secured box for transport.  Keep the animal in a quiet dark place during transport. Take it to your nearest Vet for assessment.

If you come across an injured kangaroo that is too large to transport please contact the Wildlife officer at the Department of Parks and Wildlife on 97717988 who will assist you. 

If you come across an animal who you may feel is to aggressive to handle safely please contact Maroo Wildlife Refuge on 0409086973 or the Wildcare Helpline 9474 9055 who will put you in touch with your closest Wildlife Rehabilitator. You may offer water only to the animal, wet any burnt areas, again only if safe to do so.

Please be patient, stay vigilant and look out for wildlife in crisis.  Once the all clear has been given, Maroo Wildlife Refuge will instigate a recovery plan which. We will keep you up to date via our face book page.

Again, thank you all for you overwhelming offer of support and help, our animals and our Forrest are going to take a very long time to recover.

Glen Burston


Maroo Wildlife Refuge Inc

Friday, January 23, 2015

Here is Henry the VIII with his Bling [Identification Tags] in.
Enjoying a tasty treat to keep him still for the camera.

Quinny "the Flash"

Ok a Quinnie montage sit back and enjoy the fun. :)

Friday, January 9, 2015

Say goodbye to Chickie

Remember Chickie. Well today was release day for her
Jo and Evelin carry Chickie to the transport box.
Transport box on the back of the transport Ernie [Ernie is a Suzooki]
The girls prepare to open the transport box
Chickie calmly walks off into the bush ----good luck chickie

Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas everyone

All of us here at the refuge would like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE "Thank You" and a "Merry Christmas" to all Our Volunteers, Supporters and those that Give out Grants.for without you Maroo Wildlife Refuge would not be where we ...are. From raking up Poo's, cutting up browse, feeding cute and Endangered wildlife, raising funds and helping to rehabilitate our unique Aussie Wildlife please have a safe and happy one.
Gilbert nose it's getting closer to opening presents see the anticipation on his face....as all our animals are nocturnal Gilbert offered to Strike a Pose for the photo .

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Quinny has arrived.

And for the girls that looked after this little guy prior to his arrival here at the refuge heeeeere's "Quinny" being fed with a Burston Blue Teat.
If you cant see what he is he is a Brush Tailed Bettong [Woylie].
Late night and early morning feeds Zombieizm bring it on.....

Monday, December 8, 2014

Meet Ivy

I've lost my MUM !. Meet "Ivy" who was found by Dept of Parks and Wildlife officers in the car park of Mitre 10 Manjimup. Now in a safe hand here at the Refuge, sleeping after fluids and ready for the Hotbox and only 100gms. 
How's about getting a gift certificate for a friend for Christmas for her care? Now that's really Caring. She is listed as Threatened here in WA. I do hope that your Grandchildren get to see these wonderful Western Ringtail Possums

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thanks to our Volunteers

Today is a special day "It's Volunteer day"....Jo and I would like to thank "all" our volunteers that help run the Refuge. The early hours and late afternoons, Raking, Cleaning, feeding and cutting up food for the critters we thank you. For driving all these country km's picking up, collecting and dropping off Wildlife a big thank you.
Our Volunteers are a big part and is what makes Maroo Wildlife Refuge such a professional organisation. During our Highs and our Lows it is great to have the support of our Volunteers --did I say we "Thank You Heaps"!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Please help our little Ring Tail possums.....

Please help them... we have the power don't we?
The Western Ringtail Possum Recovery Plan has been made available for public comment. The link is http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/recovery-plans/comment
Feel free to pass on the link to anyone who may be interested and can help these fantastic animals.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Dougs departure

Friend and close neighbour Neil,Giving us a helpful hand transferring Doug to the pre-release pen. So now no human contact at all. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ozzie Moves on....

Sad news Today "Ozzie" has moved on. That is he has now been transferred to Whiteman Park Sanctuary [Gotchya] and will be released into the predator proof fenced area tonight to join all the others that they look after. Thanks Adrian DPaW f...or checking him over ["Ozzie" got a 10 out of 10 condition report], gave him his bling [Ear Tags] and transferred him to Whiteman Park.
"Ozzie" Critically Endangered, Free and Safe!
We need more Wildlife Sanctuaries don't you think?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Eric the Great

This little one should NOT be in care. MOP left NO details when dropped off at vets and said could not see it's parents....aaarrrrr its a Tawny Frogmouth and they are asleep during the day! Please with fledglings place them back in the tree. If they are there the next day please give us a call.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Keeping up with enrichment for the Woylies in Care our newly formed Truffle Hunting team in action. Erin, Jamie Nola and Jo in our back 110 acre forest area digging and a scratching. And the hunt was a success none escaped....

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Emu Update.
Chikkie [the little one] and Doug [the big one] -[I did not name them!.] can you do a double bracketed sentence? are outside getting to know each other and getting to know the elements. But they can both eat like a small army....or is that a teenager army?

Yum Bottlebrush

Henry the VIII's Update.
He is doing great. Loves his MWR Grown Bottle brush, that has been nurture by mother nature and with no nasty chemicals.
And has just started to flower in time for his arrival...