Daintree Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Rescue, North Queensland, Daintree

Wildlife Rescue Incidents in 2014


 Date Subject Location Injury or problem Treatment Result


Several Spectacled Flying Fox juveniles

Port Douglas to Daintree

Barbed wire, orphaned and dehydrated


Most released, some, unfortunately euthanized by local veterinarian.

 FebruarySeveral calls for snake removal  Referred to volunteer snake removalist 


More calls for snake removal  Referred to volunteer snake removalist 
 MarchStriped PossumPort DouglasAbandoned or lost by motherCared for by Port Douglas Habitat carerReleased into rainforest North of Daintree River from
AprilVarious BirdsVariousWing InjuriesPassed to specialist carerRaised and released
 May Injured birds Various  Mostly wing injuries Handed to carer Recovered well and released
June Snake calls again  
 June-SepMostly birds VariousWings and broken legsPassed to specialist carer Most released
 OctoberJuvenile Spectacled Flying Foxes Port Douglas Orphans In crèche for care awaiting release
 November Long-tailed Pygmy Possum Cow Bay Brought in by pet cat Checked for injury Cleared and released close to pick up site
 November Juvenile Blue Kookaburra Cow Bay Apparent wing injury Passed to vet Died from infection
 December Juvenile Spectacled Flying Foxes Port Douglas Orphaned due to public disruption of Flying Fox Camp  In crèche for care awaiting release