Kangaroo/Wallaby Rehabilitation Enclosure Fencing
We’re seeking to have fencing installed in order to create a safe enclosure for macropods (kangaroos/wallabies) that come into care. It will be installed on the property of our branch Macropod Coordinator, Maryjane Skulander, and will serve as a nursery for orphaned joeys that require rehabilitation and hand-raising. This will be our branch’s only current joey pen, and the only enclosure large enough to house adult kangaroos during the intermediate care phase of rehabilitation. At present, our branch lacks the facilities to care for adult macropods beyond the early intensive care stage, and few carers within not only our branch but the entire Sydney metropolitan area are set up to care for joeys due to the space, equipment/enclosure cost and time involved. This means we are effectively capped in how many macropods we can care for at any one time, which reduces our capacity to offer our free wildlife rescue services for these animals. Currently our branch performs an average of 30–50 macropod rescues a month, including 3–6 joeys a month coming into care, from our branch area and also four neighbouring branches (from Cumberland, Macarthur, Hawkesbury and Wollondilly). By installing a Colorbond fence 1.8m high and 6.6m long, with a single gate, we will be able to convert part of Maryjane’s backyard into a ready-made, ‘natural’ macropod enclosure and joey pen which will enable us to meet the minimum enclosure size guidelines for the intermediate care phase for this species specified in the OEH best-practice guidelines.
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