Life as a Wildlife carer has given me a rare insight into the world of the beautiful Kangaroo. I have witnessed first hand the threats they continually face and will continue to face in a world so entrenched with a greed mentality. As urban sprawl spreads like an out of control Cancer, the demise of the Kangaroo, I believe, is imminent. They won’t make a noise, they won’t fight back, the Kangaroo will just disappear. History will, unfortunately, repeat itself, Australia is an expert at achieving Wildlife extinctions.
Kilkivan's Matt Costello was on his way to visit wife Natalie in Gympie Hospital when he saw a 6 month old wallaby standing next to his dead mother by the side of Wide Bay Highway. In this case, the wallaby would have been thrown from his mother's pouch by the impact of the car. Sadly this is a common sight but how many people stop to help or even check the pouch?
An old age pensioner tells his heartbreaking story of Josie, the little possum joey who he and his wife lovingly raised but was unable to release due to human imprinting. After 6 years of being part of Raoul Harvey's family, suddenly the RSPCA tried to confiscate her and another possum they were rehabbing. That's when all hell broke loose!