11 May Echidna,reptile and raptor pre-release enclosure.
Minton Farm Animal Rescue Centre in the Adelaide Hills has rescued over 13,000 native animals throughout the past 29 years on a 6 acre property. It houses an intensive care unit, kangaroo enclosures, bird aviary area, possum aviaries and an extensive array of flight facilities to rehabilitate and release birds of prey. The aim of the Centre is to release wildlife once rehabilitated back into their home territories as quickly as possible. The facilities have been built from recycled, donated materials to the best they can do with no financial backing from Government etc. The new echidna/wombat/ bird of prey/ reptile facility made possible by FNPW Wildlife Hero’s Project has been a game changer for the Centre. Enclosures have been constructed from the best materials available, to the best standards for animal welfare. This has made cleaning a breeze, with concrete floors topped with sand or mulch, depending on which species is to use the enclosure. This has meant the enclosures are completely vermin proof adding to the improved welfare for injured wildlife. The insulated roof has improved conditions especially for wombats and echidnas that don’t cope well with heat. There is a marked drop in temperatures inside the enclosures on hot days. Minton Farm Animal Rescue Centre is deeply grateful to the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife, Wildlife Heroes Project for making this dream come true. This marvellous facility will be a great asset to them and all the other community rescue groups, Vets and carer’s that will access the enclosures to improve their free community service to improve environmental outcomes for wildlife. Thank you.