Wally rescued roadside near Maurlan in April 2016 at a little 2.2kg by Erin. They have been up in the main wombatorium for a while now and are due for release late summer at a property nearby where we have yet to build another suported soft release pen. Recently George dug a new burrow and like everywhere in rural area’s bottles were buried for the last 150 years! He backed into a broken bottle from the roof slicing along under his skin and fur. It of course was infected and took a course of antibiotics, fun injecting a large 18 kg wombat that’s now semi wild! then antibiotic ointment pushed in to help it heal from the back forwards too about 8 weeks to be considered healed.
Trevor, Ray of Sunshine and Wally have been with us for close to 2 years now and they have grown from little 3kg wombats to close to 25kg living in their wombatorium. It’s now time to start their suported soft release back into the wild. They will be able to come and go from their release pen, while we feed them and monitor their activities daily with our wildlife camera’s ensuring they are managing and were able to help if there is a problem. this will take a few months for them to be fully comfortable out there in the wild. It’s always sad to see them go but we have put a lot of time into ensuring they will be resiliant wild wombats so are joyful that they get their second chance to be fully wild with all it entails.
We will post updates on our facebook page and in the Released section of the website