If you come across any injured wildlife in the ACT (excluding snakes and kangaroos) please call ACT Wildlife on 0432 300 033. For snakes and kangaroos contact Canberra Connect on 13 22 81. For the areas surrounding the ACT, including Queanbeyan, please call Wildcare Queanbeyan on 6299 1966.
AWS’s George was involved in darting an Eland at the National Zoo and Aquarium this morning. The Common Eland, (Taurotragus oryx) is a Savanna and plains antelope found in East and Southern Africa. All went well – see the photos on our facebook page. The Eland is healthy and well.
AWS’s Dr George Wilson will be attending the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney on Friday where he will be meeting with the Sustainable Wildlife Use Specialist Group. For an example of Sustainable wildlife use in Australia see Sustainable Wildlife Enterprises.