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What to do when you come across sick or injured wildlife

Encountering wildlife in its natural habitat, especially native wildlife in a national park, is always a memorable experience. Sometimes however, you might notice that things aren’t quite right. If you come across wildlife that appears sick, injured, or orphaned, your first instinct will be to help; let’s take a look at the best ways to safely get it to them. [block_green]Ranger Tip: keep your distance, even if wildlife are friendly, healthy, and acting normally, resist the urge to feed or touch them. Let’s keep wildlife wild.[/block_green]

Lizard in Kalyarr National Park, Hay, Lachlan River Visitor Area. Photo credit: Samantha Ellis / DCCEEW
Photo Information Kalyaar National Park Samantha Ellis / DCCEEW

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