Exmouth Wildlife Care Group is run by registered volunteers also known as Carers. It is part of a nation wide network who work together to:
- Care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife
- Rehabilitate and release wildlife back to their natural environment
- Aim to prevent road accidents with wildlife through education and infrastructure
What They Do
A rescued animal will be assessed by the group’s coordinator. The animal may also need to be Vet checked. If the animal can be rehabilitated it will be allocated to a Carer. The animal will then be cared for until it is ready for release.
Care group also do fund raising activities to assist with their upkeep. When you are in town you may come across some Joeys enjoying a meet and greet usually at the Community Markets or outside a local venue such as the Visitor Centre. For a small donation you can have a cuddle and photo taken. It does depend on the day how the Joeys are our Carers only bring the Joeys along if they are relaxed and happy. Even though they are being hand raised they are still a wild animal and our Carers will always put the animals welfare first.
As a visitor to our town and for a small donation we would like to offer you the chance to see a Joey or other wildlife that may be in care during your stay. Have a cuddle and your photo taken with a joey just like Brittany (see her pic below). To see Brittany’s Wanderlust Adventures click here. Please contact the Secretary – Lynn Palmer on 0423 387 664 to arrange a meeting subject to availability.
Remember to always drive carefully and slowly particularly in the national park area where the wildlife is in abundance.
For more information on being Wildlife Wise please click on the flyer link below. You will find helpful information here as well as contact numbers should you come across any injured or orphaned wildlife needing rescue
How You Can Help
Donations are always welcomed by the Group. The group does receive some annual grants but the costs are ongoing. Milk, Bedding, Feeding Bottles etc all have to be purchased on a regular basis. You will find plenty of places around town that have Wildlife Donation Tins. Alternatively you can make a donation either by visiting their Facebook Page, please click here , or during the booking process of any of our holiday homes. All proceeds go directly to maintaining and preserving our Local Wildlife
The most important way you can help is to be Wildlife Wise yourself and to pass your knowledge on to others.
THANK YOU FOR CARING