Clock ticking for animals at sanctuary as food dries out

Ray Revill from Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary with one of his roos, at a much greener time at the sanctuary. Now, that green grass has completely dried out.
Ray Revill from Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary with one of his roos, at a much greener time at the sanctuary. Now, that green grass has completely dried out. Alistair Brightman

WITH no substantial rain in sight, animals at the Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary are suffering and the clock is ticking.

The hot weather has dried out their dwindling natural food supply including grasses.

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Carers have to rely on supplied goods like hay bales, and fresh fruit and vegetables.

Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary curator Ray Revill said there was barely enough food to last a week.

"We are going through 60-70 bales of hay at the moment, which is more than double what we normally do," he said.


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"Everything is drying out along with our water, and we have to keep trying to irrigate."

The not-for-profit organisation is calling out to the public to help them through this difficult time.

"We have more than 300 animals at the centre, and the heat is affecting them all across the board," Mr Revill said.

"From the kangaroos, dingos, camels, birds and possums.

"Even the reptiles are affected because we feed them fresh vegetables."

Donations of money or food can be made to the centre, at 31 Mungar Rd, Maryborough West.

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"For those wanting to help with food, we're looking for lucerne hay, grassy lucerne and fresh fruit and vegetables," Mr Revill said.

"I'm happy to run through the dietary requirements of the animals.

"A lot of rescued animals come here as well which digs into the bank account."

Money donations can also be made to: Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary Inc, BSB: 645646, Account: 569217

The sanctuary is having a market day on Sunday, from 7am-noon, with all funds raised going directly to help the animals.

Entry is a gold coin donation with many stalls to browse.

For those wanting to have a stall, call 4123 4171.

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