Rescuing a baby flying-fox: this is Zed
Zed is an orphan Grey-Headed Flying-Fox whose mum died on power lines. The member of public was an energy worker and brought home an insulated pole to get the dead mum down, then called wildlife rescue for care for the little one. Zed came into car......
Rescuing a baby flying-fox: this is Acacia
I had a call for a baby bat on a busy road. I raced out hoping it wouldn't get squished before I got there.When I got there I couldn't find it, but just behind my parking spot I saw what I thought was a squished baby bat. Don't panic - it was only......
Rescuing a baby Flying-Fox: This is Ballast.
I got called out at midnight to collect a baby flying-fox who was found on the ground in a park.He was freezing cold and yelling his little lungs out.I called him Ballast.He did well - and went to a new carer with a couple of buddies, and is now busy......
Rescuing a baby flying-fox: this is Hunni
Hunni is a Grey-Headed Flying-Fox whose mum was electrocuted on power lines and fell to the ground.Hunni is uninjured, and will be raised by a wildlife carer and released when she's old enough.We have a creche system into which the orphans of the sea......
Rescuing a flying-fox: this is Treestar
Treestar is a Grey-Headed Flying-Fox who was found in a backyard when one of the dogs sniffed her out. She has probably hit her head somewhere in the events which brought her to the ground. It doesn't appear she has any injuries from the dog (dog b......
Rescuing an abandoned baby flying-fox: this is Sax
Sax was found hanging low near the ground, and the people didn't realise the baby was in trouble, so they left him there.He was there all night, early in the season, when it was quite cold.The daughter-in-law heard about it and came out and scooped h......
Rescuing a juvenile flying-fox: this is Tempest
Tempest is a 13 week old Grey-Headed Flying-Fox who somehow ended up in a terraced garden and holed up in a bush for the day. He appears quite well and is happy with the juice and grapes he's been offered.Update: 15 hours into care, he's happy and......
Rescuing a baby flying-fox on the ground: this is Bizzi
Bizzi is a Grey-Headed Flying-Fox who was found on the ground in some leaf litter, yelling his little head off. The weather last night was really wild, so he has probably fallen off his mum .I'd normally attempt to reunite him with his mother, but he......
Rescuing a juvenile flying-fox: this is Zeus
Zeus is a 15 week old juvenile male Grey-Headed Flying-Fox who crashed into something and ended up hanging out under a wheelie bin.When he ended up on the ground, he was so quiet, the member of public scooped him up and boxed him without getting bitt......
Rescuing a baby flying-fox alone in a tree: this is ET
ET was hanging alone in a fig tree (YAY with no netting on it).The member of public called us for rescue (YAY again).ET is a Grey-Headed Flying-Fox. He is 11 weeks old, and he's got an eye injury (ulcer over his cornea), and a head injury.He is in c......
Rescuing a baby flying-fox on his dead mother: this is Quiggy
Quiggy is an orphan Grey-Headed Flying-Fox who was found on his dead mother on the ground, under a flowering tree, under power lines.His mother was electrocuted. Quiggy survived, being insulated by his mother's fur.Quiggy will be raised in care and......
Rescuing a very cranky flying-fox: this is Lawrence
Lawrence is an exceptionally unhappy adult male Grey-Headed Flying-Fox who was found hanging off a car park post in a busy area of town.He has clearly been on the ground and has mud on him. He's also very cranky because he's in pain and he's knocked......
Rescuing a flying-fox hanging low: this is Fairylights
Fairylights is a juvenile Grey-Headed Flying-Fox who is about 6 months old and was found hanging off fairy lights in an inner city terrace backyard. She is very skinny for her forearm length - she should be another 190 grams heavier. Half an hour be......
Rescuing a Black Flying-Fox: this is Minnie Mouse
Minnie Mouse is a Black Flying-Fox rescued from a park. She was reported to be climbing and falling from the tree all morning. She had concussion and is recovering from her head injury. It's not terribly common for Black Flying-Foxes to come into......
Rescuing a baby flying-fox found on the ground: this is Nessie
Nessie is still a baby Grey-Headed Flying-Fox. She's 11.5 weeks and an early flyer.She was found about 1.5 kilometres from the colony, on the ground. She appears to have hit her head and done some damage to her leg, spine or pelvis. Update: This......
Rescuing a flying-fox in a bucket: this is Bushie
Not all rescues end up with a live bat. Some are DOA, some die just as I arrive, some die on the way home, some die overnight. Some are euthanased at the time, or weeks later when their injuries won't heal enough for them to be released. Bush was......
Rescuing a Flying-Fox from a courtyard: this is Claire
Claire is a Grey-Headed Flying-Fox who was stranded in a courtyard today.Bats can't stand up - they don't have the pelvic musculature or the leg bones to stand - this keeps them light for flying. They also have hips (and legs) rotated 180 degrees fr......
Rescuing a Flying-Fox in a house: this is Tuppie
Tuppie is a female subadult Grey-Headed Flying-Fox who managed to get herself into trouble, hitting her head and ending up inside the back room of an inner city terrace.She moved from the lounge to hanging off the door lintel but was either unable or......
Rescuing a baby Flying-Fox brought home by a cat: this is Bucket
Bucket is an 11 day old Grey-Headed Flying-Fox baby who was brought in by the member of public's cat.He appears uninjured at this stage apart from a tiny puncture in one wing. I am hoping the cat has just mouthed the little guy.He's very cold and wi......
Rescuing an injured flying-fox: this is Girri
Girri is a Grey-Headed Flying-Fox who appears to have glanced off a car and crash landed.She has a very serious head injury. She didn't even survive the trip home. Sometimes once you rescue an animal and wrap them and cover them, they kind of know......