Wildcare Inc. NT Wildlife Rescue
Wildcare NT Inc.
Gilbert's lizard

Northern brushtail possum
Antilopine wallaroos

What do I do if I find an injured or orphaned animal?
Knowing what to do can make all the difference.
It is important to keep the injured animal in a warm, dark, quiet place away from pets.
Most animals can be safely picked up by first throwing a large towel over them.

Young or injured Birds
Place in a cardboard box and keep in a warm, dark quiet place. Large birds may need to be handled with caution.

Young Mammals
Wallabies, kangaroos, possums, bandicoots & quolls. Place in a pillowcase or down your shirt to keep them warm.    Offer cooled boiled water only.

Adult Mammals
Injured adult animals are scared and can cause injury to you so be very careful when handling. Keep them warm in a dark and quiet place.

Wildlife Rescue should be contacted for all bats. Cover young bats with a towel and place in a box. Do not touch adult Bats. If bitten consult your doctor immediately.

Lizards & Snakes
For all injured lizards or snakes call Wildlife Rescue.

    Contact Wildlife Rescue 0409 090840
    or call Wildcare (08) 89 886 121

    For assistance with problem snakes and other large or dangerous animals
     phone Parks & Wildlife on 1800 453 210

Be careful driving on roads, especially at night. Removing dead animals from the road prevents even more injuries. Take care when removing animals off the road!

See our Factsheet Caring for Wildlife On the Road.


© 2008 | Last updated on 10 February 2008
Last updated 24.6.2008