Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary

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Wombat blog

Wombat blog from Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary

Dawn was an old wombat at Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary. She did start a blog, and in her memory, I am going to continue this blog for all wombats, big and small. 

Some won't like what is blogged, too bad. This is a running daily blog of what wombats are enduring Australia wide, in particular in New South Wales and the workload of Phil and myself. I think it is about time to show/tell the public what is really going on and you can judge for yourselves.

If I posted truthfully on Facebook or Instagram daily, not many would follow. So in creating this blog, you can either read about true life of working with wombats at the sanctuary or chose not to. 

We will blog facts of what occurs, who we deal with and I have no doubt you will find it very interesting. 

Bearing in mind, what is written is over and above the 16-20 hour days worked, 10 plus loads of wombat washing, being a mother to our two children, housework, Phil doing maintenance and building at the sanctuary, 70-100 wombat bottles daily and more. 

Regards Donna





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4th August 2018 - my thoughts....

Posted on 16 August, 2018 at 7:00

So at what point does animal cruelty be an issue? How bad does a species have to suffer, at the hands of wildlife groups, government, individuals??? I am not sure I understand. There is a certain protocol that needs to be followed with regards to animals. There are certain 'authorities' who are accountable for action. 

So when these so called 'authorities' don't act - and the wombats continue to suffer - that is animal cruelty. When wildlife groups do not act in the best interest o...

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3 August 2018

Posted on 9 August, 2018 at 4:25

Well well, would you look at this. Same as last year. Wildlife group and management at Bendeela clearly have done no major work for the wombats at the campsite as yes, you can go and mingle with wombat's in various stages of mange - yet again, nothing has changed it seems -  stick around and watch them die as this happens to at this particular place. Sad to see nothing was implemented between management and the wildlife group last year after pushing and writing about the condition of the...

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1 August 2018

Posted on 1 August, 2018 at 6:40

2 Injured adult wombats reported in who need to be caught - about 3 hours apart in driving. 

2 Relocation requests for people living in wombat areas to have wombats removed - answer is no. Don't live in the bush if you don't like the wildlife. 

2 Manged wombats reported in. 

19 to 31 July 2018

Posted on 1 August, 2018 at 6:25

It is sad when you don't even have time to make a blog entry huh?

19 July - 2am call to fetch new orphan 600g wombat pinkie found on road without mother, manged wombat reported in as severe.

20 July - 870g new orphan wombat pinkie called in and collected. 

21 July - 11kg female caught by member of the public and caged overnight - therefore mutilated her face trying to get out. Wombat now at sanctuary. 

23 July - 5 Manged wombats reported in. 

24 Ju...

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18 July 2018

Posted on 18 July, 2018 at 6:45

9kg Orphaned female found on the road with broken back leg. She was collected and is now at the sanctuary. 

5 Manged wombats reported in. 
This is such an epidemic in wombats now, it really does frustrate me that in the last decade, this has just been left by the government to fester into this magnitude for wombats. Why? It is a unique iconic Australian animal which is advertised for tourism by the same people. Happy to make money from wombats but not happy to save a speci...

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17 July 2018

Posted on 16 July, 2018 at 21:30

6 Manged wombats reported in before 11am. 

15 and 16 July 2018

Posted on 16 July, 2018 at 4:05

Several manged wombats reported in at one property.

Another manged wombat reported in near sanctuary. 

1 Wombat relocation request for wombat who has suddenly appeared at somebody's house - there is ALWAYS a reason a wombat does this. It is either sick, has been attacked or is a juvenile trying to find its feet. Wombats would not prefer to live with humans, it is about their self preservation that they do this. Need to go and educate this ...

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14 July 2018

Posted on 16 July, 2018 at 3:50

2 Manged wombats reported in. 

1.9kg orphaned female wombat called in to the sanctuary to collect. 

Yet ANOTHER person called, in fact with a wombat who had apparently been in the situation it was in for a week. Reported to relevant wildlife group and rangers, no action taken. Guess which state? Not hard, refer to previous post. 

Wombat was left. Wildlife group informed person that as they did not know if the wombat was sick or not, nothing would be done and n...

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12 July 2018

Posted on 16 July, 2018 at 3:45

5 Wombat joeys found dead due to exposure to the cold and as a result of not being checked. 

5.9kg orphaned female wombat caught at her dead mother after 3 days of trying. 

Contacted by members of the public in ACT yet again for no action from relevant rangers, wildlife group or authorities to help an adult wombat with mange. This is becoming far too frequent. Adult wombats left to rot in the ACT. 

8 July 2018

Posted on 12 July, 2018 at 5:20

5 Manged wombats reported in. 

1kg orphaned male wombat cut out of the pouch after being with his dead mother for 2 days. Now at the sanctuary. 

4kg Pet male wombat handed over to the sanctuary. Lady had kept the wombat for 5 WEEKS without being able to feed it. Had it out with her dogs as well. Makes you think would she have done that to her own dog???? Not fed it for 5 weeks? I don't need to tell you what state the wombat is in. She ...

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