Well we did not have to wait long... Eddie is a Western Grey Kangaroo and has arrived at the refuge from another carer. Eddie is now a companion for daisy and both are getting along great. They are about the same size of each other and are both are feeding very well. Playtime is hilarious watching them trying to control their overwound leg muscles racing around the enclosure.
Another photo of Eddie
Daisy was the survivor of a MVA. Her mother being killed in the accident but she kept Daisy safe from Injury. Now its up to Maroo to look after her until she is big enough to be released back into the Wild.
She currently weighs in at 4.5kgs and she is showing a very individual personality. Feeding well and spending lots of time on the grass in her enclosure. We are hoping to find a companion for her soon.
Well donald is doing very well. His weight is up over 600gms and he will soon be ready for release.
From a little bundle of Fur
to a very fit and agile Ring Tail Bloke.
He now spends all his time in the large Enclosure with heaps of natural browse. He has no human contact other than a weekly weigh in. We will let you know how his release goes. He will need to be up to 900gms for release.
It may not be fast and not beastly but here is Maroo's Just Built Fire Fighter, Water Cart, Hose down unit etc etc.
Back in 05 I built a light weight frame for the tank
and well after a few years the frame was well...starting to bend like a banana. A doner rusty dual axle trailer was cut up for the axles and springs and a new Heavy Duty frame was built to handle the 1 ton of weight [1000kgs] each time a full fill was made. It has now the added advantage of springs which now makes the ride so much softer.
So now the refuge is ready for Fire Season. There is a 30m 3/4" Hose and a shorter 1" Hose on the side.
The 1" Hose is great for distance and does it put out some pressure from the Dual Stage Fire Fighter Pump. The other pump is a high Volume transfer pump for filling from the dam.
My name is Glen and my Wife is Jo.
Jo is a Wildlife Veterinary Nurse and we both are Government approved and Registered Wildlife Carers.
We own 160 Acres 3 3/4 Hours drive South of Perth in the Perup Ecology Region of the South West of Western Australia. Here we are in the process of building "Maroo Wildlife Refuge" to Care, Rehabilitate and Release Endangered Australian Species. Maroo Wildlife Refuge Inc is a Incorporated Organisation run by volunteers and is Financed by in kind Donations. Would you like to help?