Rare visitors at the RSPCA Wildlife Hospital

Wildlife Posted Dec 15, 2020
Have you ever seen a puggle? Perhaps not in real life… Well puggles are baby echidnas. Echidnas are probably happy that these cute critters aren’t born with spikes!
This mum and bub duo came into our RSPCA Wildlife Hospital in Brisbane for treatment. It is a rare sight to see an echidna with a baby on board. Mum echidna had a wound on her left foot which our wildlife vets treated. Luckily she hadn’t sustained major injuries and both were able to be released back into the wild.

Did you know that baby bats are also known as ‘pups’ and carried under their mum’s wings? These broad nosed bats came into the RSPCA hospital after trees were felled in Hillcrest. They were looked after by a wildlife carer before being released in a nearby area to start a new life.


Another rare visitor to the RSPCA Wildlife Hospital was the white striped freetail bat!

We have such amazing wildlife in Queensland, some which we don’t see every day. You can help preserve our native friends by keeping your pets secure on your property and indoors at night. We have more tips here.

If you see sick or injured wildlife, call our 24/7 Animal Emergency Hotline 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625).

Emma Lagoon
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