Humane Society International & LAOKO

Humane Society International funds LAOKO program

We are very grateful to Humane Society International for providing $10,000 for our wombat mange program, and $40,000 for a wombat enclosure on a LAOKO member’s property. We are so appreciative of this funding which allows us to continue to do important work with wildlife. The funding for the mange program will be used to […]

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Wombat ski rescue

Wombat mange heroes

Mange treatment training was conducted on Saturday 3 July at the Cooma Car Club. LAOKO’s mange team co-ordinator, Elena Guarracino said she was really pleased to see the increased interest in helping wombats with mange from LAOKO members and landholders. Elena said the Cooma Car Club is an excellent training venue, and was really pleased […]

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Ringtail possum

Team possum

This juvenile Ringtail possum was rescued recently at Perisher. Along with its mother, it was caught up in one of the mechanisms of the Village 8 chairlift. Sadly mum didn’t make it, but her joey (pictured) had nothing but a few tail grazes, and so it was placed into the care of a dedicated LAOKO […]

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Baz the baby wombat

Meet Baz, the elusive baby wombat

Meet ‘Baz’, an elusive orphaned wombat who was on the run for 13 days after first being seen on the Barry Way at Moonbah on 5 August by a local family. The rescuer, Mick, was described on the LAOKO Facebook page as a local firie, and does in fact work with NSW Fire and Rescue, but […]

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Echidna train

Echidna trains steaming ahead for love

Echidnas are smart. As Indigenous writer and academic, Tyson Yunkaporta, explains: “Sometimes I wonder if echidnas ever suffer from the same delusion that many humans have, that their species is the intelligent centre of the universe. They are smart enough: their prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain used for complex reasoning and decision making, is the biggest […]

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Monica at a wombat burrow

Meet a LAOKO volunteer

We chat with Monica Cowan, an intrepid and reliable rescuer who goes above and beyond. Monica can be found responding to rescue calls at all hours of the night, as well as attending rescues around work and driving our LAOKO euthanasers out when required. Monica is a true wildlife hero!   Hi Monica! How did you first get into wildlife care? My sister Rebecca […]

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How To Make Pouches + Liners For Baby Animals

How To Make Pouches + Liners For Baby Animals

Sewing and knitting enthusiasts can make a huge difference to the life of an orphaned joey by knitting or sewing a pouch to keep it warm and comforted while it is being raised by our volunteer wild life carers. There are many people who would like to help our wildlife but are unable to commit […]

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