Wild Fathers

Wild Fathers

Care of Australian Wildlife

For Gardeners, Landowners and Wildlife Carers

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By Erna Walraven
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 168
Book Size 300 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint Reed New Holland
Release Date 30 Nov 2023
Subject Classification The natural world, country life & pets / Wildlife: general interest

Care of Australian Wildlife is the definitive guide for all Australians wishing to protect and care for Australia’s amazing wildlife and to help minimise the effect of urban and rural sprawl on the environment. Now revised and with completely up-to-date resources, this accessible and practical guide outlines the numerous dangers facing our native animals and how to care for the sick and injured, including:
• the appropriate food and shelter necessary to aid rehabilitation
• emergency care and first-aid for native mammals, birds and reptiles
• case studies detailing how injury to native animals can occur and ways to prevent it
• when to release recovering animals back into the wild
• how to hand-rear orphaned animals
• the natural habitat and diet of various Australian species
• nutritious homemade recipes for injured animals.

Black and white illustrations, colour photographs, and feature boxes complement the authoritative text.

We all have a role to play in protecting our precious wildlife

Erna Walraven

Erna Walraven was born in the Netherlands and moved to Australia via Spain in the 1980s. She has worked in zoos for more than three decades, including as Senior Curator at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, for 20 years, where she is responsible for the scientific management of 400 species, including genetics, taxonomy, behaviour, welfare, interpretation and research. She was also a consultant to other zoos on animal husbandry, welfare and other matters.