Kurt and Marie’s place has our 4th release site, were currently running 3 at once plus Rocklily
Selection of release site: This is not easy we look for around 1,000 acres of wildlife friendly joi
ned properties with bush, grasslands permant water, no hunters, residents coming regularly or permant. Roads are a big issue we release at least 2km from a minor road, and that 2km is scrubby forest , no water , no grass with plenty of grass and water in other directions. We know our wombats can travel a 4 kms in a few hours from their visits to our neibours!
Training wombat to use a wombat door
We train our wombats to use wombat door’s/flaps, we use ‘feed stations in release area’s to suppliment feed whe times are tough so birds or kangaroo’s do not get it. We can also insert a cap into wombat door and treat for mange. We have had to enclose water and feed in wombatoriums to stop contamination by birds. Build from what you have, we hold the doors open initally as they get used to them, and there only light plywood to start, once they are going in and out we leave them down , we have tin roff’s to keep weather out and these open to allow food water to be put in.