For anyone who has grown up, lived in or visited Tasmania you will be acutely aware on the issue of native animals being present on Tasmanian roads. Personally, I find the sight of dead animals on our roads very distressing. And even more disturbing, are animals that have been injured by cars but that are still alive and in distress.
You may not realise it, but Bonorong Wildlife Park in Southern Tasmania operates Tasmania’s largest 24-hour wildlife rescue service, with the program providing assistance and care to thousands of animals injured each year, and not only those injured on our roads. With the assistance of trained community rescuers and hundreds of devoted wildlife carers, Bonorong provides an amazing service together with its’ volunteers who donate their time, money, energy and love to help wildlife in need. Anyone who follows Bonorong on Facebook, will regularly see calls for assistance to transport injured animals to their wildlife care facility in Hobart. And importantly, you’ll see the fabulous responses from members of our community who go out of their way to help injured animals.
On a regular basis, Bonorong run wildlife rescue training courses, with the next course being held on December 5 2017, at the Bonorong Wildlife Park in Hobart. The course will run from 11am – 5pm at 593 Briggs Road, Brighton, Tasmania, Hobart.
If you are interested in attending this course, hit them up on Facebook by selecting the events tab from the following URL:
Please note, if you are considering this course it is important to note there is no obligation whatsoever on an ongoing basis.