Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
593 Briggs Road, Brighton | Phone: (03) 6268 1184 | Fax: (03) 6268 1811
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Orphaned & Injured Animals

Orphaned & InjuredBonorong is now here to help as a support line for injured and orphaned wildlife 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Please do not hesitate to call if you need assistance.

Please remember that this is done voluntarily and we will ALWAYS do the very best we can, but we need your help too!  We receive no funding for our help with orphan and injured and we receive hundreds of phone calls a year. We love helping every single one of these phone calls and the guaranteed help for individual animals is a group effort between those who have found the animals, Bonorong, Vets and our amazing system of extremely dedicated wildlife carers around Tasmania. You too are a vital part of this help chain!

The first few steps when you find injured or orphaned wildlife must always be the same.  They are all based around relieving stress!  Stress is a very powerful killer of animals and must be dealt with straight away.  You are the frontline for this procedure as you will have the animal at its most stressed time. 

Consider keeping some simple items in your car such as a torch, gloves, pillow case, towel, beanie, and sturdy box to help if you do find wildlife.  Having these items will make relieving stress a lot easier.

If you find orphaned wildlife;

  • Keep the animal WARM
  • Keep the animal  DARK
  • Keep the animal QUIET
  • Do not feed it anything
  • Call us straight away for advice

We can advise temporary care and assist in finding the nearest help for you ASAP.

If later than 11pm PLEASE keep ringing to wake us up - we work very hard all day and sometimes require a couple of calls!

Together we can make a difference!


If you would like to assist in helping rehabilitate our orphaned and injured wildlife, please check out our volunteer Friends of Carers program via this link.