Gill Brownhill of Eumundi Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre with an orphan.
Gill Brownhill of Eumundi Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre with an orphan.

Animals stranded in storm crisis

BABIES have been stranded as torrential rains destroy their nests, animals have been orphaned and food supplies destroyed.

The Sunshine Coast’s animals are victims of the hammering storms that have drenched the region for weeks.

The Eumundi Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre has been stretched to capacity.

It is caring for about 300 birds, lizards, turtles, possums and joeys among the animals that have been rescued.

Gill Brownhill, who runs the rehabilitation centre, said many animals were ready to be released but disastrous weather had hindered those plans.

She said rain had collapsed birds’ nests and young chicks were being abandoned by their parents, who could not keep up the food.

Ms Brownhill said there had been a huge inundation of baby kookaburras.

About 40 have been cared for in the past few weeks.

The rehabilitation centre survives on public donations and has been stretched to its limits this summer.

You can donate at your local vet or at the Eumundi centre.


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