Our work saving orphaned wildlife is gaining global attention

On 10th August 2023, Getty Images Photojournalist and Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital Wildlife Ambassador James D. Morgan published these incredible photos and video footage of our Senior Veterinary Nurse Louise Napoli feeding an orphaned Red-necked wallaby patient. The 190-day-old marsupial was rescued after being separated from its mother who was hit by a car. The tiny macropod suffered severe […]

Wild Trivia Fundraiser Event

Help us raise much-needed funds for expert veterinary care for wildlife at our Winter Wild Trivia fundraiser on 24th June. Proudly supported by Southern Cross Credit Union and The Bangalow Bowlo, Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital and our sister organisation Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary are jointly presenting a winter warmer event not to miss. With fabulous […]

Saving Monty the Lace monitor lizard from road trauma

‘Monty’ is a magnificent Lace monitor lizard. He was found in mid-May 2023 on the side of the road near the Northern Rivers town of Nimbin. He wasn’t moving much, but the only obvious injury was some blood in one of his eyes. He was brought to Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital by a regional RSPCA […]

Mother’s Day Love for this orphaned Pademelon

Sometimes a mother’s love is found in unexpected places. Melon is an orphaned Pademelon joey, whose mother was killed after having been hit by a car. A caring and astute member of the public checked the mother’s pouch to find Melon alive. She was presented to Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital, where she received expert treatment […]

The economic impact of wildlife care

The work of Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital, and the wildlife care sector generally has clear environmental benefits, helping to protect biodiversity and see threatened species on track to be released into the wild. It has social benefits too, by providing expert advice, support and empathy to wildlife carers who undertake emotionally and psychologically draining work […]

Complete our community survey and win

Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital has been operating for almost three years. We’d love to know what our community thinks about our work. We would very much appreciate it if as many people as possible completed our 90-second survey by 31 March. (We know we know, another community survey….but seriously, it’s really important!) To make it […]

The Fine Art of Imping An Owl

Imping donor feathers to injured birds is a real art. The practice involves joining a donor feather to the shaft of a broken feather with wooden dowels and glue. When the bird moults, the donor feathers¬†fall out. The donor feathers have to be the right size, and the dowels shaved to fit precisely inside the […]