Ivy Western Ringtail Possum

Thursday, December 12, 2013

How big is Big?

We had a visitor last night and have nick-named him Big Boy. He has a harem of lovely ladies and a bunch of little ones too. Notice the White spot on his Forehead.
Check these muscles out too... He works out!

Friday, November 22, 2013

In the Paper Again...

Yep the Manjimup Bridgetown Times did a great article on the auction. I think Kenny was the most photo genic...

Friday, November 15, 2013

Kenny gets a feed

Here is Kenny at 124gms getting one of his 4 hourly feeds. Kenny is a Critically Endangered Species called a Woylie or also know as a Brush Tailed Bettong. He will be in care for about 4-5 months before he can be released. So expect some nice shots of him growing Up.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Gracie leaves us...

Remember Gracie? When she 1st came in...
And getting Bigger 
                                          Checking the outside world
And here she is fully grown with Bling [Ear Tags for Identification] prior to release.
Her new Enclosure in Whiteman Park. A Woylie Safe Haven
You may even get to see her on one of their nocturnal walks
Good luck Gracie it was a pleasure raising you.
See Ya

Saturday, November 9, 2013

They Keep arriving "Kenny"

Here is Kenny a very small Woylie feeding on a Burston Blue Teat.
It is amazing how independent these little ones are.
 Viewing the world and His ears are not fully erect yet. Ok every one go arrrrrrr

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Meet Betty

Betty came in Saturday to the Refuge. Looking very sad and in a lot of pain a very sad possum she was.
Wellll some nice warm nights in one of the Refuge's heat box's, pain medication and lots of care here she is just 3 days later.
Betty is battling on and her recovery looks well on track.   

This is why we are having "Maroo Rocks" to help raise funds for the care, rehabilitation and release of injured wildlife.

The power of it all

Check this out when we were on our way to a release site for Harry [The Woylie] we came across this awesome event...
Blew the blooming trunk to pieces. Lightening strike at it's most awesomeness....
Bits of Bark and Tree Trunk were found 30m away...Oh and that's a Jarrah tree too. Hardwood...

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Releasing a Bandicoot

We have had a female bandicoot in and has recovered from her injuries from being attacked by a cat. Luckily not too much damage done. And have a look at them nails....
and tonight she was ready for release so into a hollow log for safety a great soft release was accomplished.. 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Auction is Alive!

That's Right! If you can't make it to the Auction night don't despair. You can now go to www.maroowildliferefuge.com have a look at the "Our Artists Rocks" Page and place a bid.
After the auction you can either collect at Balingup, Bridgetown or Manjimup.
so what are you waiting for go and have a look at the great talent our southern forests artists have done to raise money for the Refuge.

Oh and by the way up until the Auction night they can be all viewed either online or if you are down Bridgetown way pop into the "Bridgetown Pottery Restaurant and Gallery" 81 Hampton Road Bridgetown from Mondays to Saturdays 10am- 3pm to see all the rocks on display and/or bid on one whilst maybe trying Pip's amazing yummy food.
Here's a photo with Freddie and the glacial rocks "Prior" to sending them to the talented artists.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Does Maroo Rock - You betchya

Maroo Wildlife Refuge is holding a "Maroo Rocks" Auction [cool title hey!]. Check out the flyer above. All profits will go back to caring for Wildlife and this is an event not to be missed!. Now go to our Webpage www.maroowildliferefuge.com   and... click on the Maroo Rocks button. Photos of the painted Glacial rocks will soon be posted but you can read all about some of the artists that have very generously and kindly donated their time to help support a worthy cause. Go on what are you waiting for....

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Maroo Wildlife Refuge and Project Numbat Join Forces

The Shire on Manjimup had a opening day for their $1.1 brand new playground at the Manjimup Timber Park and Maroo Wildlife Refuge and Project Numbat were invited to attend.
Despite the early rain we had a really great attendance and many signed our support sheet for a Wildlife Interpretation Shelter to be built in the Timber Park.
There was also a very special appearance of Nurla Project Numbats very energetic Mascot
and we also hear that there is a Entertaining Viral video of Nurla dancing with all the youngsters.....
Early in the day setup
Thanks goes to Jodie, Dan, Irene and Paul [Maroo Volunteers] for helping us out on the day and Chris from Project Numbat who drove all the way down from Perth to help the Numbats Cause.
Did you know that a numbat consumes over 20,000 termites a day.
geeeez I wonder who counted them all.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Minister Up Close

Today was a very special day as Igy was able to describe her plight of being on the Critically Endangered list and asked if he could help her species.

The Hon Albert Jacob and Igy are shown here getting an eye to eye view of each other. Glen is there for support.

Friday, October 4, 2013

We need Photos of Burston Blue Teats Being Used

Hi Everyone,
Want your photo of your baby wildlife in care in an Aussie magazine?
I am looking for Photo's, using a Burston Blue Teat of course, for the following-
-Ring Tail Possum
-Flying Fox
or any endangered species....
Please email to burstonblueteats@bigpond.com and if you are happy for us to use the photo.
Please ask around
Thanks Glen

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Post Storm

Well we had 102mm of Rain since Sunday storms.. High winds and the house is still standing WooHoo.
Now for all of you reading try the following and see how you go ---No Phone for 4 days, No Internet for 4 days.... We have power [Good old Solar from the Sun] but the poor farmers around us and the Town site of Manjimup has been without power for 4 days...try that!!!
Woolies, Coles and IGA have had to throw out a huge amount of $$$ worth of stock- in the bin it went - not at reduced prices just all in the BIN. Something to do with Company policies.....
Finally got power to the Telstra tower today so we are back on Line so to speak.

Saturday, September 21, 2013


We had a Cygnet come in but sadly it did not make it. Unfortunately not all our stories are happy ones and as this one was found wandering around may suggest that it's parents had abandoned it for a reason-- We will never know.

Students Visit

Maroo had a group of students attending one of our Courses recently and here are some photos of the great experience they all had.

and yes everyone likes Scratches

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Is a Woylie in the hand worth 2 in the bush

Ok Someone did not want their Photo taken because they are shy.
But a little bit of Coaxing
And here she is

Wildlife Rescue Magazine issue 7

Well if you were a subscriber you would now have downloaded issue 7 which is now available. If not you will have to wait a while to download it.
Anyways check it out it's free..at http://www.wildliferescuemagazine.com/
Heaps of other information there as well what are you doing go check it out.....

Monday, August 26, 2013

Woylie Wonderland Update

Yep hot off the ground the Enclosure is finished. A Woylie Wonderland it is. Everything a young and growing up Woylie needs. As Woylies are very active and don't like being spooked shade cloth is fitted around the base of the sides for their protection.
And here are some internal shots-

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

One of our Girls is growing up

Strike a pose.
Yes Gracie is at the next stage. She is now outside in one of the outdoor enclosures. Being brave and fossicking for food are her favourite past times.  Sleeping during the day and coming out at night she is a party animal -pun intended.
Digging for grubs, and mushrooms - plenty to eat here in the Aussie bush. YUM!
What more could a Woylie Girl want.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

New Enclosure taking shape

Well here we have the start of our Woylie enclosure.
The little ones are growing fast we will need a larger area for them for the transition from foster care to outdoor hardening prior to release back to the wild. 
Here we have the new forks for the tractor bucket being put to good use.
The Guy in blue is Paul one of our volunteers assisting with the fabrication and assembling of the panels.
Putting the centre section in
One end goes on   
Stay Tuned for the final product.

and all for these little ones-----
I told you

and yes they do help in their little way to help update the Blog!.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Our "NEW WEBPAGE" at Last

http://www.maroowildliferefuge.com/ yep that's our new web page. We would love to thank our wonderful volunteer "Alyssa" for getting all the groundwork done so that we now have a great website.
Check it out and let us know what you think.


Monday, July 1, 2013

We've got Sheds

Yep been busy in this cold and clear weather building storage and feed sheds.
From 1 to 2--- are they breeding like Bilbies?

Now where were the windows?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Homer meets Homer

Yep Homer meets his namesake.
The Refuge was invited to help raise funds for a Family with a young boy with Cancer. So our education animals were transported to Bridgetown for the fundraising fun day.
One of the other fun things for the day was seeing Big Homer was walking around having fun too.
It was a huge day and a lot of monies were raised.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Sheds Galore

I have been a busy boy I have.
Thanks to a DEC Grant the Refuge now has a vermin proof shed for our feed stores.
Shown below under construction.
And the completed structure. Now Jo can be assured no Mice in the feed.  
Oh and a little gecko that was hiding in the metal sheets. And it was a local too.
Released back into the wild leaf litter she was.
How did I know it was a she, it looked to pretty to be a bloke!