Ivy Western Ringtail Possum

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...

Monday, October 6, 2014

WA Sandalwood visits Maroo Wildlife Refuge

We love people who visit and also bring goodies for the Animals. A great big thank you to Connie and Marty from WA Sandalwood Nuts https://www.facebook.com/wasandalwoodnuts for the stash of nuts we now have. Did you also know that us human... critters can eat them too!!.
Yep have a look at this Roasted Lime and Chillie YUM!!!!! al la Natural too for them that don't like spicees. Oh and they have also received today the WA Tree Farmer of the Year award. Congrats Guys.


Friday, September 26, 2014

Meet Henry the VIII

Here is a little Ring Tail Possum that was attacked by Crows.
He has an Ulcer on his left Eye and is dehydrated and not a very happy little Boy. His Name- Henry [the 8th] as he is the 8th ringtail that has come into care. Lets see what he looks like in a few days hey. Feeding and being rehydrated as I Type.

Day 2 Henry the VIII is feeling better today. Here is getting Rehydrated with a Burston Blue Teat. Eye treatment is going well and he is feeling so much better with some pain relief too. Sorry about my dirty fingers but I have been chain sawing today and I did wash them Thrice...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Star Junior

Where do I start. Here is "Tippy" she was a release a while back and so far over the last 3 years she has returned each year with a new baby to show us. Seems we have a safe place to raise her young. The grass must be nice and tasty here at the refuge. Sorry about the hazy photos as this morning it was really foggy/Misty/Low Cloud. Wild and Free......

And we shall call it Star Junior. Here is the Big fella that visited with that tell tale white mark on his Forehead. Unfortunately Star was found hit by a car not 6 weeks ago on one of the tracks.-- His Legacy lives on. R.I.P. Star.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Numbat of a Visitor

Sitting here trying to get rid of my Man Flu/Virus [they are the worstest type] and unbelievably I see a "Numbat" walk straight past the window...Computer overlooks the forest. Mee thinks I am seeing things? Must be some of the drugs???Grab... the camera and get me aching bones moving slowly outside I go and Yep it was a NUMBAT...How happy can a Wildlife Rehabilitator be ??? and so close to the Refuge's House too. Did i tell ya all how happy I am.....


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

An Emu or 2...

So what did all the Dad's get for Fathers Day?. I got an emu chick hahahahaha. Now I have 2 to look after because I am da Man and it's the male that looks after the Chicks. Mum just lays the egg!!!
1 at 189gms and 1 at 1.1kilos...this is the little one. sooooo Cute. And how much do they eat---a plate load... glad we have a vege garden otherwise they would eat us out house and home

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A little thief..

This little guy has been stealing all our mealworms....

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Farewell Matilda

Well today we say "ooroo" to Matilda. So Sorry but just a picture of the Parks and Wildlife Transport vehicle leaving the refuge. She was all tucked up nicely in her transport bag and Box and did not want to disturb her. She is on her way t...o the predator proof enclosure at Whiteman Park. She is all grown up now and it was a pleasure raising you to release. Bye Matilda enjoy your life journey.
MWR would also like to thank DPaW and Whiteman Park it is a pleasure working with you both..

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Iggy gets her own TV Slot on GWN 7 News...

MWR's Iggy's life Journey continues-- and makes it to "Prime Time" on GWN [Golden West Network] 7 News. [does that make her more Famous].
Doing her bit at the Breeding centre at Kanyana in Perth and even more news she is Pregnant again....

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ozzie ..

Ozzie enjoying his Sandalwood nut. YUM YUM

Saturday, July 5, 2014

A Nice New Nesting Box

Well the Refuge has its 1st Black Cockatoo Nest Box installed up a tree "A Big Woo Hoo". Thank you Steve and Justine.
Steve kindly made the Box, with support from Justine, and they donated it to the Refuge] and a thank you too to our Ladder Climber Neil for braving them dizzy heights- see what happens when you come over for a Cuppa Neil and Tracey!.Now the wait is on for some Tenants.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

If we had the funding...

If anyone would like to donate a copy of Lynda Stakers new manual "Macropods Husbandry Healthcare and Medicinals" to Maroo Wildlife Refuge Inc we would be most grateful....

Wildlife Rescue Magazine Issue 10 out Now

Hi Everyone,
the latest issue 10 from Wildlife Rescue Magazine is "Out Now" go check it out at
http://www.wildliferescuemagazine.com/ and it has Woylies in it Yay!!!!!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Kookaburra Release

Here is Kookie getting released. Back to where it was found. Came in with a swollen leg after getting hit by a car. Meds and recuperation is what it needed. Sorry about the video but Filmed, Commented and released by Me and a 100km round trip as well.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Magical Woylie Release

Well here is what happens with Woylies and what great news to show everyone.
Now if the Minister would make available Funding for Wildlife Projects/Centres and Rehabilitators what a great world that would be. Funding Cuts for 2 years or mo...re and who does it fall upon. Not only Us but those in the Govt Departments trying to look after the Species we are loosing. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Cheeky Herbs

Received a nice package in the mail the other day from Tinderbox.
Thanks to Cassandra for all the natural products for the Youngsters see all their products at  www.cheekyherbs.com it is very much appreciated.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

So you have been shopping got your lotto Ticket, scratched it and Lost!. Not really!! That money goes to help Not for Profit organisations "like ours" by the way of grants. So you have WON really by supporting us, just like the grant we jus...t received for our Clinic and Education Power. Being "Off Grid" we solely rely on solar [and a generator] to supply power to our heat boxes and all the other things to run the Clinic. Here are our new Lipo Batteries you may just go well they are yellow but they are really much more for the us and the Wildlife in care.
Thank you "LotteryWest" and thanks to "you".

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

How cute is this

Volunteer area

Have just completed the volunteer meeting,smoko,lunch area. Worked out really well.

 and I was being watched too

Monday, May 5, 2014

My New Micro Teat

Carrying on from Burston Blue Teats we are pleased to announce the arrival of our New Micro Teat for the real young ones. Suits 1ml and 3ml syringes.

Matilda growing up

Yes our little girl is growing steadily...and enjoying her nanna

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kenny Gets released

Great news everyone...Kenny was released Tuesday night. He was a great 1050gms and a very Handsome Woylie. Good luck little fella and it was a privilege raising you to release. Arr the memories.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Balingup Small Farm Field Day

Balingup Small Farm Field days are on again 26th April 2014.
We will be there so check out stall R15 just down Rooster Lane.
Lots of things to do and eats to eats. This will also be Homers 2nd year attending.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Training Day Update

Our training days have been updated. Have you booked a seat?
We hope to see you there......

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Kenny and Frank playing

Kenny is nearly ready for release. Here is Kenny and Frank having a run around
being Woylies and at night time.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Issue 9 now out

Issue 9 is now out have got your subscription to view?
its all got Koalas, Kangaroos, WOYLIES [i'm not bias], Grey headed Flying fox and Tiger Snake

Monday, March 17, 2014

Care and Rehabilitation of Reptile course

Positions are still open for our Caring and Rehabilitation of Reptiles course here at the Refuge on 30th March. Contact us at maroowildliferefuge@bigpond.com  for more details and we hope to see you here.

Feeding little Lenny, He was here for such a brief stay before he departed us. R.I.P Little one.

Ricky's departing....

Ricky came into Maroo Wildlife Refuge as a little ball of fluff.
He has now reached that stage where he is ready for release.
And Tonight is that night. So sundown tonight he gets his freedom...Good luck Ricky...it was most enjoyable caring for you.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Check out the Tasmanian Magazine

Hi Everyone,
Check out the link on the right or click on the photo on the right of the page OK!  http://www.wildliferescuemagazine.com/ 
Andrea and the Crew have a great magazine so we are spreading the word. Now that's a pretty logo too.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Jess moves on.

Not so little Jess has now all grown up and has been moved on. Here she is taking one last look at us and being measured. She also gets her Bling [Ear Markings] she is also the 1st one we have had in with white socks and due to her unique genetics will be released into Whiteman Park Woodland Reserve http://www.whitemanpark.com.au/attractions/woodland-reserve.aspx which is a Predator Proof 50ha area set aside for Woylie conservation to further protect these Critically Endangered Species.