Students addressed by animal carer
The Brisbane Water Secondary College student group Kids Who Are Animal Carers has heard from a woman who cares for native animals with the Wildlife Animal, Rescue and Care organisation.
Jessie Grace told students on Tuesday, March 20, about three animals she had in her care.
Ms Grace, who has been a member of the organisation for 17 years, told of a female wallaby which was found at Peats Ridge at the weigh-in station under a car in September.
Ms Grace said she was the size of the palm of a hand when she was rescued, and her mother could not be found.
The other two animals in her care were flying foxes.
The class learnt that flying foxes have depleted in numbers by 90 per cent in the last 50 years, from four million to 400,000.
She explained to students that there were several colonies on the Central Coast but flying foxes were often shot by farmers when they visited orchards and were often found electrocuted on wires.
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