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Luckily Amy was only too happy to take care of Mirrhi! 

Amy says “We can all help prevent wildlife accidents by avoiding driving or taking extra care at dawn and dusk. This is when many of our native animals, just like Mirrhi are most active for the day.” 

“At the Wildlife Hospitals at both our Zoos we treat many injured animals each year from sea birds, to possums and snakes.” 

“When Mirrhi is older and can look after herself she’ll be returned to the wild. At the moment though, I’m slowly introducing her to food besides milk such as grass.” said Amy.

Click on the photo above to see an album of little Mirrhi. Photos by Lorinda Taylor

Of course our native animals don’t know how dangerous roads can be – but you can still help!

  •  Don’t throw food from cars as it attracts animals onto the roads

  •  Often pouch young survive when their parents have been hit, so ask your mum or dad to check if the animal is carrying a joey and take it to your nearest vet or wildlife hospital

  •  Remind adults to slow down if you see a wildlife sign

 You can find out more wildlife road safety tips here.