Wildlife Released at Rocklily Summary
Wildlife Released at Rocklily summary
In a few short years, we have released far too many wombats here—finding release sites has always been a challenge. Some humanized wombats need a very long and supported release. These we release here, and frankly we have just had too many wombats here. It’s lucky there is so much bush here and a long valley for them to disperse into. Some wombats we held for up to 7 months for other carers till they could take them back so we deal with more than we release.
THINGS HAVE CHANGED POST BUSHFIRE
There are very few wombats and ,macropods left we estimate around 12 of each we have released survived fires and floods. Currently (2022) the bush has no real grasses or shrubs suitable for either population, were working on this. see rehabilitation on website.
Here is a summary and as time allows we will tell their stories in more detail in seperate posts .
2013-14 Ryan & Missy, Eastern grey joeys at about 6 kg each. Our first macropods had arrived at Rocklily. They seemed so small to be left out in our pen! The local house mob had joeys at foot at the same size. Bothe released at rocklily with miss still around in 2022
2013 Bob, swamp wallaby seen about twice a year now.
2013 - 2015 Neddy, red-necked wallaby released 18 months and returned unwell and died, he had pink die from chemical spraying on him, he had traveled at least 10km.
2014 Softly, Wombat rescued as a hand-raised, dumped wombat from Wombeyan Caves camping area. Rehabilitated and seen 18 months later looking fantastic.
2014 Kate & Lucy Wombat both around 300 gms when they arrived. Kate was in care for a few months before Lucy arrived and sadly Lucy bought a bacteria that stoped a section of their bowl from working and growing. Sadly, Lucy (Kate's new buddy) had a nasty contagious bacteria that stopped a section of the bowel growing and they both spent 3 weeks with the Amazing Dr Howard Ralph but he could not save them.
2014-15 Rusty, red-necked wallaby still seen occasionally as her colour was striking.
2014-15 Lee, Ginny, eastern greys released.
2014-2015 Annie, Winnie, Cracker and Stunner, all wallaroos. Winnie returned with a badly infected eye, it took a while to heal and she’s made Rocklily part of her home area. Stunner is her mate, they have had 2 male joeys over the last few years and another is around. Not here all the time. Winnie has returned and made rocklily her base having had 5 joeys now up to 2022 2 were killed by wild dogs in 2020 We think its stunner whom is the father of the recent 2 , she has one gooey per year.
2014-15 Lilly & Poppy wombat, our first released wombats here from 3 kg & 5kg to 24 kg. We continued to see the more sociable Poppy every now and then over the next 2 years. Lilly is hard to recognise from other large wild wombats.
2014-16 Wiggles & Charlie Girl, Wombat 3 kg to 23 kg. Seen for some time after. Charlie is much shyer but we see Wiggles from time to time, beautiful silver wombat. Neighbours report seeing a dark and a silver wombat 4 km away. We see wiggles every now and then around monthly and Charlie Gril every few months.
2015-16 Sadie, Eastern grey roo, seen occasionally. We can identify Sadie by her ragged ear.
2015-16 Dawn, swamp wallaby. She was quite big and humanised, took 18 months to release.
2015-16 Wild one, swampy sub adult. released after a few months
2015-16 Leggs& Lithgow & Ella, all wallaroos. Released well.
2015-16 Blue & Red, male wallaroos, released.
2015-17 Annie, female wallaroo, returned with double fracture L7. Back in care
2015-16 Milo, eastern grey joey, from another carer didn’t make it, died shortly after arrival from cocci.
2015-16 Benny, red-necked wallaby. Mum ran into a watertank here, sight-impaired. Little joey Benny was rescued and got cataracts. He was operated on and sight fully returned to one eye with a scar to be removed to give full sight in other. But he ate a sharp object, possibly bone, and after July 2017 was eu by Dianna :-((
2015-16 Tink, red-necked wallaby, buddy for Benny. After 8 months died of a massive stroke very sudden and on vet advice we knew what was happening so given pain relief and stress relief.
2015-16 Terry & Frankie Wombat, 6kg & 9kg to 22 kg. Terry is seen only rarely now in 2018 but Frankie is seen more often. See his stories.
2015-16 Tankie, Sarah, Jasper, Kodiak, June, Wombats They all came in from 2.5 to 5 kg and were released 22-25 kg. All roadkill orphans. We have seen Jasper and Jules once this year but they’re all part of the wombats caught on cameras around the valley.
2016 Phundalee, Jules Wombat. 5 & 9 kg to 22 kg. Jules was rescued by Ranger Jules from a canyon, Pundalee seems to be Frankie’s favourite chasings partner, squealing as she runs (yes, normal mating behaviour), we think she has a joey onboard winter 2018.
2016 sept to 2019 Buddy Bruce and Grace Wombat. All Came in at around 11 kg not well Grace died in early 2017 and Buddy and Bruce released in early 2019 at Kurts release pen and did really well
2016-17 Jatz, Johnny, Johnny in a bucket, Julie, Jules, Jojo, all eastern grey kangaroos. The females are part of the house mob. Boys off to the men drinking mob.
2016-2017 Jojo male and Dee male eastern grey kangaroo , released. Jojo returned with a sliced open foot many months later, after a lot of work and 3 months back in care was re-released.
2016-17 Spoke wombat , came in at 11 kg should have been 18 kg! Fed dog food, did not eat grass at all, very stressed with sad repetitive behaviour, suffering malnutrition. In care over a year till he became releasable here. We have not seen him for a while, but it’s a big place.
2016-18 Ray of Sunshine, Wally, Trevor wombat alias the Three Amigos. Only Ray was released here, Wally and Trevor at Willarwang, further into the bush through Rocklily on a 1000 acres. June 2018, Ray has still just started his release process, some weight loss but doing well. Dec 2018 Looking good, sleek and shiny black coat seen now and then on cameras. Wally and Trevor survived the fires dec 31st 2019 grabbed by denis and Dave and put in bathroom. Trevor died in massing floods over 1 m rain when his whole hilside collapsed and washed down the gully.
2016-2019 Oct Jeffery white claw Wombat. 1.1kg very ill from another carer, released at Denis Daves in 2019 and survived the fires and floods of 2019-20
2016-18 George Wombat, Released at rocklily, his third attempt but seems to have it sorted now. Early returns with weight loss and he was back in care. George slowly got his act together were seeing him every few weeks. Dec 2018 George and one of the girls seem to be sharing a burrow Nov 2018
2016-2018 Monty wombat, releasing 2nd attempt, weight loss (stress) but managing better and better looking good dec 2018
2017-18 Amazing Grace wombat, self released we are not sure now if were seeing her on wildlife cameras. Came in 5kg with brain injury from tumbling down road, had a head tilt at release. Were not expecting to see her as she was Miss independent and the girls disperse.
2018 Vince, Wombat at 12 kg he was dumped at our gate late summer (we saw the small wombat poos and wondered), and appeared at the house starving, obviously hand-raised, terribly frightened, but managing his time living under the huge shed and being fattened up with grass hay and and was looking good last time we saw him.
2016-2018 Luna Luna’s third attempt at release she’s been a very sick girl (tumour) and is finally released at 3kg, she’s doing exceptionally well and were very pleased.
2017-2018 Bushy Released he’s a small wombat although nearly 2.5 years old so having a few issues but seems to be setted after a few months he’s currently living under warwicks huge shed, so enabling us to treat a couple of wombat wounds from a dumped wombat that was extremely aggressive and sadly did not eat grass. Bushy still around 2022
2017-2018 Vivian Released at Denis and Daves and as most girls release really well and only seen occasionally. At lease one of this pair has survived the fires of 2019/20 (Chilli Pinki )
2017-2018 Chilli Released at Denis and Daves and as most girls release really well and only seen occasionally. At lease one of this pair has survived the fires of 2019/20 (Chilli Pinki )
2018 Wally and Trevor at Denis and Dave
2017-18 Jeffery (again), at Denis and Daves
2017 - 2019 Buddy, Bruce at Kurts place
2018-2021 Polly released rocklily in jan, reapeared winter 2022 for support feed, run over on tracks by speeding local. Grrr
2018-2021 Winnie buddied with pearl and Polly released rocklily, has reappeared like many others winter 2022 for support feed.
2018- 2021 Pearl 5kg buddied with Winnie and polly released at denis and Daves release pen. Still around as she is smaller and has distinctive poo's.
2018-2020 Ranger. Released at rocklily after the fires. Can in at 11 kg with mange released rocklily did well and slowly moved away.
2019 - 2021 Sally 2kg from wombeyan caves road buddied with starman, flora. Reappeared first time winter 2022 for support feed. looking great
2019 - 2021 Starman 296 gms buddied with Flora and Sally released here, living locally and extreme wet eems to have moved under warwicks huge shed
2019 - 2021 Flora (Florence) and back in care 5 mths in 2021 Infected rear leg released at rocklily and made a home for herself nearby seen often winter 2022 for a little bit extra
2019 - 2020 Alberta 900g Part of the great escape released at Rocklily and slwoly moved away. might be one of the mums that have been frequenting back shed feed stations winter 2022
2020 sept to dec Buru Adult red necked wallaby 19kg foot pulled apart in cattle grate in ICU eventually Euthanaised due to tetanus
2020 - 2021 Burrow 9kg full body fungal infection crusted mud and many small wounds Buddied up with Billie and Olive Died Viral encephalitis
2019- 2021 0live came in 380gms rescued by Oliver buddied with burrow and Billie Died Viral encephalitis
2019- 2021 Billie 2.2 kg buddied with Olive and Burrow died Viral encephalitis
2020- Willow 2 kg on arrival from local area. Died in care due to snake bite may 2022
2020- 2022 Gidget 1.5 kg came in still in care both from local area Soft release started 2nd dec 2022 and continues into 2023 due to mange outbreak
2021 - 2022 Tawny frog mouth 700g concussion in care 9 weeks released Jan's
2023 Millie due for late summer release
We release from our wombatoriums using wombat gates. so they can come and go
theres a number of birds not included.
Wombat gate in wombatorium. Front piece slides out to allow it to swing. Quick easy lock.