At Eagles Nest we rescue upward of 800 native animals per year, sometimes over 1000…We receive in any number of species a month, all sorts of Raptors, Macropods, Mammals, Reptiles and a range of other Marsupials.
In Australia we have some of the most unique and fascinating wildlife, and here in Far North Queensland, particularly here in the Wet Tropics, we are lucky enough to be blessed with a massive range of wildlife found nowhere else…Unfortunately however with the ongoing and increasing threat from humans, much of our native species and pristine habitats are under threat.
Threats to our native wildlife include…But sadly isn’t limited to…:
Domestic and Feral cats and dogs,
Shooting, Baiting/Poisoning, Electrocution, Sport…The list is endless…And it is all human caused.
Eagles Nest Wildlife Hospital is dedicated to preserving and protecting our native animals and the environment as a whole…At the hospital, the whole property has been fully planted to provide food and shelter to many native, wild birds, possums, gliders and a number of wild macropods have taken residence at the hospital because they know it is a safe environment.
With all wildlife we rescue, our goal is always to rehabilitate and release, but in some cases this cannot be acheived…At Eagles Nest we give sanctuary to over 20 raptors and a number of dumped pet dingos, parrots and humanised, unreleaseable wildlife from other carers and untrained members of the public! Eagles Nest is a busy place…As well as currently having over 100 rehabilitating animals and birds in care, it is never boring!
When visiting the sanctuary you have the chance to get up close (but not too close mind!) with a variety of unreleaseable native wildlife. We give sanctuary to dumped pet Dingos, Parrots and other birds and the unreleaseable owls and eagles are always very photogenic…To avoid humanisation, releasable wildlife is not to be approached or handled…
Please Note: If you intend to visit, please remember that these are all still wild animals, many are sick or injured, and you must respect that you will not be allowed to touch the animals or enter the enclosures/aviaries, noise should be kept to a minimum and children supervised at all times.