Barossa Wildlife Rescue is a not-for-profit wildlife rescue & rehabilitation organisation supporting the Barossa Valley and surrounding regions.
Founded by Rose Brooks, a registered wildlife carer in Lyndoch, South Australia. As a little tacker Rose was forever bringing home injured or orphaned animals to look after, and she was given her first joey to raise named Bunty. A farmer had found this little joey in the pouch of the mother kangaroo that was deceased on the side of the road and Rose was able to hand raise Bunty. Since then Rose has been caring for other injured or orphaned wildlife such as possums, echidnas, kangaroos, koalas, birds … if it has a heartbeat, it is worth a go!
The BWR averages 800 rescues or callouts each year – most of them we have been able to nurse back to health and either release back in the wild or find a home for them at other homes or wildlife sanctuaries.