Today marks the start of Volunteering Australia's National Volunteer Week 2022. This year's theme is Better Together. Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife relies on the work of volunteers across many of our projects, including our iconic Wildlife Heroes Project and Bushfire Recovery Program.
National Volunteer Week is a chance for all of us to celebrate and recognise the vital work of volunteers, so join us in saying "Thank You" as we highlight stories from our amazing volunteer partners throughout the week.
We are pleased to start with a story from our Wildlife Heroes, Jane Duxberry and Susanne Scheuter at FAWNA NSW INC who give their time selflessly to look after injured wildlife, such as Mirto the kangaroo.
“It took little Mirto three days to settle in and to get over his shock. He has now been with us for two weeks and his wounds are healing very well. Mirto is now getting out of pouch and hopping around the run. He is also eating and drinking well and gaining weight. We are very pleased with his progress and we are confident that Mirto will grow into a lovely young kangaroo.” Jane Duxberry and Susanne Scheuter, FAWNA NSW Inc.
#wombatmonth A wombat baby is called a joey and is off the scale in cuteness. Mums give birth to a single joey every two years between September and December. The joeys are the size of a jelly-bean when first born and will stay in mums pouch for 9 - 10 months. A wombats pouch opens towards the mothers rear rather than towards her head. This stops dirt from filling the pouch while digging.
It's wombat month! One of Australia's much loved marsupials, the wombat is amongst the world's largest burrowing animals. They can measure 1.3 metres long and weigh 36kg! Learn more here 👉https://backyardbuddies.org.au/backyard-buddies/wombat/ And if you are lucky enough to have a wombat as a backyard buddy, please share your photos and stories with our Backyard Buddies community. #wombat#backyardbuddies#fnpw... See MoreSee Less