Once again Bev has some orphaned animals she is looking after. This Spring she has 2 Joey Kanagroos, and a wallaby.
Bev has been hand rearing orphaned animals for 26 years! She has had Kangaroos, Wallabys, Possums, Birds. Once they’re old enough, they are released back into the wild on Emu Ridges farm.
The joey kangaroos we currently have are Leo, Bambi and we often babysit Kindy Boy. Leo is the oldest at 14 months and now doesn’t need to live in the pouch (bag/basket) but still will try to get in one when he can. Bambi is 10 months old and still lives in the pouch (bag/basket). Bambi was found on the Dudley Penisula by a couple who named him after his unique markings on his head. Kindy Boy is Bev’s daughters joey and he is also 10 months old. His name comes from when Mel took her children to kindy and on the way they found him, therefore he got the name Kindy Boy. Eucy the wallaby is 10 months old and is now semi released like Leo.
The joeys all still have 4 bottles a day. Sometimes a lucky visitor gets to feed one!
This is little Bambi 9 months old to cute!
They are little rascals just like a child or domestic pet as they grow. If you are visiting our beautiful island make sure you drive safely and if you see a dead animal on the road please check the pouches for little ones and it you find a baby or injured animal please call the local vet or National Parks in your area and we are always happy to help.
Larry and I would like to thank everyone for their support in 2015 and wish you all a fantastic 2016. We have a new baby kangaroo in our care. Reuben is 13 months old and is enjoying Emu Ridge shop by day and running off with our wild roos by night. Bev
We have been hand rearing orphaned animals at Emu Ridge on Kangaroo Island since 1992. They are little rascals just like a child or domestic pet as they grow. If you are visiting our beautiful island make sure you drive safely and if you see a dead animal on the road please check the pouches for little ones and it you find a baby or injured animal please call the local vet or National Parks in your area and we are always happy to help.
We haven’t had a baby for a while. This little cutie was bought in by Jyoti, she is a baby Pygmy possum who was nearly trodden on, Joyti has named her Cashew! They are marsupials from the family Burramyidae. There are three species of pygmy possum found in South Australia. This is an southwestern pygmy possum (Cercartetus concinnus). Im guessing about 4 months old, she has had a drink and some honey. We will keep you posted!
This is an image of an adult Pigmy Possum!
This is little David an orphaned Tammar Wallaby he is doing really well, it wont be long and he will be ready to set free. Polly and Little John his friends have found a new home
Amber and Elena are from Waldorf School in Adelaide, we recently had the pleasure of them staying with us for 2 weeks for their work experience at Emu Ridge, this little Maggie arrived while the girls were here, they named her Magdalena! Maggie is doing fine, she is just learning to fly and enjoys all the attention from everyone.
Our visitors have been getting a great experience at Emu Ridge our roos have been around the shop all day long, its great This is Rosie, the Roo we hand reared last season with her new baby.
So many babies around take care on our roads. These are our gorgeous Tammar Wallabys.
Bruno 5 months, exploring and trying everything only having 3 feeds of milk a day and eating more. He is nearly ready to go to his new owners Dr. Tim and Trish, who are looking forward to him living around there property. Happy day’s Bruno, from the team at Emu Ridge!
Bruno 4 – 5 months 4 feeds of milk a day and starting to nibble on plants and veges
Our roos are getting hungry, out and about during the day, it won’t be long and we will have some green grass, the visitors have been loving viewing them from our deck