Cute, fury, venomous, dangerous, endangered, aquatic, the Northern Beaches is home to a large variety of native animals. Find out what lives where, how to protect them, what to do if you find an injured animal and how to encourage wildlife visitors into your garden.
Injured and Orphaned Animals
If you find an injured or orphaned native animal, call WIRES or Sydney Wildlife. If safe to do so, wrap the animal in a towel or blanket and keep it in a box in a warm, quiet room. Once settled, avoid handling it. Do not give it food or water and keep children and pets away.
Can My Vet Help?
If you are deeply concerned about the health of an animal and a wildlife rescue organisation can’t come to collect the animal immediately, call a local vet. Many vets will tend to injured wildlife at their cost as part of their mission.