Rescue wild animals and care for them.
This is the most amazing and utterly needed job at the front line of helping wild animals, when they are at their most vulnerable.
Giving a drink to a rescued koala. This guy was victim of a dog. That's a good reminder for all of us animal lovers to be responsible pet owners.
Usually rescuers are called when a wild animal is in trouble or hurt (after a car collision, a dog attack etc.). Wildlife rescue services pick up the injured animal and give first aid, relieving pain and stress.
Wildlife carers get involved when a wild animal is too injured or sick to be released yet, but there is hope that the animal will recover and eventually be returned to the wild.
The carers offer a nursing home to provide a second chance to such troubled wildlife.
Carers can also become specialised in raising wild orphans, when their mum didn't survive a dramatic event and left their precious baby behind. Carers then become surrogate mums, feeding and cleaning and loving these wild babies as their own.
Wildlife rescuers and wildlife carers are normal-life heroes. Without them, wild animals would be left to die a painful and lonely death.
Simply and beautifully, they save lives...
I gave a hand to a wildlife carer and bottle-fed baby koala "Raymond". A belly full of milk, it's time for a nap on my laps.
This baby koala is an orphan: a car killed his mum when he was only a little pinky.
See how you can be part of the solution of the wildlife roadkill problem.
There are many amazing organisations around the world that already exist to rescue and care for wild animals.
So just search the web for wildlife rescue and the place where you live and I'm sure you'll find the closest facility!
In the UK, you can now easily find the rescue center the closest to your home.
For example, these are people doing an amazing job:
Secret World rescue and rehabilitation in Britain has always many volunteer opportunities such as:
Hands-on position directly caring for sick and injured animals.
If you love to talk about wildlife and being in front of a crowd, this might be perfect for you!
Assist children and adults to learn about native animals.
Help with answering calls from distressed people and send pick up for the wild animals in need.
Rescued frogmouth, ready for release
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation (WRR) in South Texas proposes places in many programs:
Raise your favorite baby animal!
Help wildlife to be safely moved around.
Create a fun environment for wild animals in care.
In Tasmania, Australia, there is the wonderful Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. They are organising wildlife rescue and care all around Tasmania so contact them if this is where you live.
You can get involved and help wildlife whatever your skills - even if seeing injured wildlife is just too much for you or you don't have enough time, they need all kind of talents.
For example, you can help by:
So join the Friends of Carers (F.O.C.) Wildlife Program at Bonorong F.O.C. Program now!
You see, whatever your natural talents, you can help rescue wild animals in some way!