‘Sorry’, I can’t express how wonderful it is to spend time with him. Our little man, our little fighter.
I smiled for hours afterwards seeing him take his first wobbly steps, how it melted my heart, this was such a wonderful gift it was on Valentine’s Day.
I hope you enjoy as much as I did.
“No ray of sunlight is ever lost, but the green that it wakes needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith.”
by Albert Schweitzer
An update on ‘Sorry’,
‘Sorry’ came to us when he was approximately 197 days old, he weighed only 970 grams, when he should have weighed at least 1488, this is 518 grams lighter then he should be. This is well over a THIRD of his weight.
He really is a fighter to pull through from this. In the last Week, on average, he has gained 24 grams a day. This is well over the average of 16.8 grams a day. He sucking on the bottle so hard now, he is like a vacuum.
Slowly but surely he is coming around, his fur is growing back and he is much more lively. Every day is another achievement.
It will be very hard to let him go when he is old enough and strong enough to take care of himself. But it will be best for him, as he belongs in the wild, this is what caring is about, making sure that the animal returns to the wild, knowing that they can look after themselves.
‘Sorry’. Harry named him because we were so sorry for the hurt and torture that he had been through with a so called carer. Anne, one of our longest volunteers and committee member, broke down at the sight of him. This poor Eastern Grey joey could barely open his eyes. He could not hold his head up. He couldn’t even suck milk as he was so weak. He was literally on deaths door. The sight of him was horrendous. You could see every bone, every membrane in his tiny little body. He had lost a third of his weight which is frightening in itself and his skin was starting to strangle him from being so dehydrated.
‘Sorry’ our little fighter, the first day we had him.
Four Days after
We told this little man that he had to fight and we would fight with him. And so we fought together. He has been with us 10 days now, each day a battle. Every second he was in our thoughts with the worry that he wouldn’t make it to the next day.
Today’s photo – Sorry sleeping snug and sound.
We are all so proud, we hope that he is now out of the danger zone and can recover with the love and care that he has here at Eagles Nest.
On Saturday, December 1st, Eagles Nest celebrated the completion of our Education Centre with an Open Day. Everybody was invited to see our sanctuary up close with tours given by John Frois (a long time committee member) and walk through the centre. The Education Centre will always be a work in progress as improvements are constantly made both within and without.
We would like to thank Jennifer Amess once again for obtaining the grants that made all this happen. This long-time dream of ours was only made possible by her many hours of hard work. Also, thank you to the people that attended and enjoyed meeting the animals and seeing the changes that are always taking place throughout the property. Finally, we would like to thank the wonderful volunteers who give so much of their time towards fundraising and work on maintenance and improvements at Eagles Nest Wildlife Hospital.
Our new Environmental, Education & Training Centre.
Since 2005 Eagles Nest has focused on the rescue, rehabilitation and release of increasing numbers of injured and orphaned Australian Native animals.
There is more interest in native wildlife but little understanding of how wildlife is harmed by human activities and how to care for injured animals.
This problem requires structured information/education for the general public and specialist training for carers.
Eagles Nest Education Centre is the only existing display/centre that covers North Queensland’s range of wildlife, or emphasises long term wildlife protection. We provide information and training sessions for the general public and wildlife carers in the hope that the Australian public will gain a better appreciation towards our unique wildlife and environment.
Our two Tawny Frogmouth’s were only just released this past week after weeks of rehabilitation – they are now in perfect health and back where they belong, in the wild.
Tinkerbell – one of the cutest patients EVER