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Mez the Animal Warrior

Mez

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So during my day (between shifts) I help out a friend who rehabilitates Australian Wildlife back into the wild. Here are just a few since February this year who have made a full recovery and are on the way to be released again. Good Luck Kiddies!

Mez

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Charlotte - an Eastern Grey Kangaroo. She has successfully be released and is living a wild life. 

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Abby - the Wombat. She was born with an undeveloped palette and when she was bottle fed (as her Mum was killed in a road accident) she would stop breathing. She is currently still at the shelter, with her mate Luke, getting over a case of mange. 

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Luca and Sienna - eastern grey's. They are at their soft release shelter, where they will stay for about a month, before the pen doors are opened and they can venture out into the wild.

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Luke Wombat

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Luca and Sienna - Sienna had the tip of her tail removed because when her Mum was killed, she fractured the tip and it was just a dead weight. This does not prevent her from bounding around and will live a very normal life. 

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The cutest of the group, WInta and Stevie. 4 month old wombat joeys. They have a long way to go before they can be released. None the less though, in good care. 

Mez



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There isn't much not to like about kangaroos.  Although the bigger ones can be a bit intimidating and worth keeping clear of.  I even think rabbits are awfully cute - so how many generations do they have to be here to be thought of as native?  They've certainly been here WAY more generations than we have that's for sure.

Did a bee keeping course on the weekend in preparation for us getting some hives a little later this year.  Fascinating little critters.  The queen mates once and the sperm lasts her between 2 and 7 years and she lays 2000 - 2500 eggs per day.  Tended to by the workers (all female) who only last about 6 weeks.  Occasionally the queen decides not to use the sperm and she lays infertile eggs which become the drones (blokes) who's only job is mate with the queen.  If I remember right, they only mate with a queen from another colony....not sure about that bit - but they last a few months if I remember correctly.  And don't wear dark furry clothing around hives - they'll think you're a bear and won't be nice to you.

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