WILDLIFE care

Apart from planting trees, we are also wildlife carers, and together with a loose-knit but dedicated group of carers in the area, we have formed Wet Tropics Wildlife Rescue. Our main focus is on bats, but we also care for a wide range of other wildlife from our region. Pictured here are three orphaned baby Northern Brown Bandicoots. All were successfully soft released once old enough. If you live in the Daintree Area and find an animal in trouble, please phone:

07 4098 9056

Please note: if you find a bat in trouble, DO NOT TOUCH. Contact us or your nearest wildlife care group - as we are trained and vaccinated.

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“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

- Albert Einstein

Animals for sponsorship - 13

featured below are some of our current animals in care available for sponsorship

Raising native wildlife can be an expensive business, but you can help us by sponsoring one of our animals in care. All sponsors receive an emailed certificate and hi-res photo. To sponsor, just pick the animal of your choice and sponsor via PayPal (links included) or via bank transfer (details at base of page).

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NELSON: male Spectacled Flying-fox

Nelson is an endangered 7-week-old orphan Spectacled Flying-fox in care. His sponsorship covers all costs such as milk replacer, medication, fruit, high protein supplement, and then support feeding post-release next year. You can choose to cover his rearing ($50), his creche ($50) or release ($50), or all three ($150). Just follow the link below and put ‘nelson raise’, ‘nelson creche’ or 'nelson release' in the note. As an optional extra, for ($10) you can also have a rainforest food tree planted for him. Sponsors will receive a personalised certificate and a hi-res photo via email for you to print out and keep.
https://bit.ly/30Wfs3Q

FULLY SPONSORED

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MIPHA: female Spectacled Flying-fox

Mipha is an endangered 7-week-old orphan Spectacled Flying-fox in care. Her sponsorship covers all costs such as milk replacer, medication, fruit, high protein supplement, and then support feeding post-release next year. You can choose to cover her rearing ($50), her creche ($50) or release ($50), or all three ($150). Just follow the link below and put ‘mipha raise’, ‘mipha creche’ or 'mipha release' in the note. As an optional extra, for ($10) you can also have a rainforest food tree planted for her. Sponsors will receive a personalised certificate and a hi-res photo via email for you to print out and keep.
https://bit.ly/30Wfs3Q

FULLY SPONSORED

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ANASTASIA: female Spectacled Flying-fox

Anastasia is an endangered 6-week-old orphan Spectacled Flying-fox in care. Her sponsorship covers all costs such as milk replacer, medication, fruit, high protein supplement, and then support feeding post-release next year. You can choose to cover her rearing ($50), her creche ($50) or release ($50), or all three ($150). Just follow the link below and put ‘anastasia raise’, ‘anastasia creche’ or 'anastasia release' in the note. As an optional extra, for ($10) you can also have a rainforest food tree planted for her. Sponsors will receive a personalised certificate and a hi-res photo via email for you to print out and keep.
https://bit.ly/30Wfs3Q

FULLY SPONSORED

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ZELDA: female Spectacled Flying-fox

Little Zelda is an endangered 6-week-old orphan Spectacled Flying-fox in care. Her sponsorship covers all costs such as milk replacer, medication, fruit, high protein supplement, and then support feeding post-release next year. You can choose to cover her rearing ($50), her creche ($50) or release ($50), or all three ($150). Just follow the link below and put ‘zelda raise’, ‘zelda creche’ or 'zelda release' in the note. As an optional extra, for ($10) you can also have a rainforest food tree planted for her. Sponsors will receive a personalised certificate and a hi-res photo via email for you to print out and keep.
https://bit.ly/30Wfs3Q

FULLY SPONSORED

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PART SPONSORED
$50

BABY BOB: male Spectacled Flying-fox

Baby Bob is an endangered 5-week-old orphan Spectacled Flying-fox in care. His sponsorship covers all costs such as milk replacer, medication, fruit, high protein supplement, and then support feeding post-release next year. You can choose to cover his rearing ($50), his creche ($50) or release ($50), or all three ($150). Just follow the link below and put ‘bob raise’, ‘bob creche’ or 'bob release' in the note. As an optional extra, for ($10) you can also have a rainforest food tree planted for him. Sponsors will receive a personalised certificate and a hi-res photo via email for you to print out and keep.
https://bit.ly/30Wfs3Q

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MARVIN: male Spectacled Flying-fox

Little Marvin is an endangered 6-week-old orphan Spectacled Flying-fox in care. His sponsorship covers all costs such as milk replacer, medication, fruit, high protein supplement, and then support feeding post-release next year. You can choose to cover his rearing ($50), his creche ($50) or release ($50), or all three ($150). Just follow the link below and put ‘marvin raise’, ‘marvin creche’ or 'marvin release' in the note. As an optional extra, for ($10) you can also have a rainforest food tree planted for him. Sponsors will receive a personalised certificate and a hi-res photo via email for you to print out and keep.
https://bit.ly/30Wfs3Q

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REGGIE: male Spectacled Flying-fox

Little Reggie is an endangered 5-week-old orphan Spectacled Flying-fox in care. His sponsorship covers all costs such as milk replacer, medication, fruit, high protein supplement, and then support feeding post-release next year. You can choose to cover his rearing ($50), his creche ($50) or release ($50), or all three ($150). Just follow the link below and put ‘reggie raise’, ‘reggie creche’ or 'reggie release' in the note. As an optional extra, for ($10) you can also have a rainforest food tree planted for him. Sponsors will receive a personalised certificate and a hi-res photo via email for you to print out and keep.
https://bit.ly/30Wfs3Q

FULLY SPONSORED

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DELILAH: female Spectacled Flying-fox

Delilah is an endangered 7-week-old orphan Spectacled Flying-fox in care. Her sponsorship covers all costs such as milk replacer, medication, fruit, high protein supplement, and then support feeding post-release next year. You can choose to cover her rearing ($50), her creche ($50) or release ($50), or all three ($150). Just follow the link below and put ‘delilah raise’, ‘delilah creche’ or 'delilah release' in the note. As an optional extra, for ($10) you can also have a rainforest food tree planted for her. Sponsors will receive a personalised certificate and a hi-res photo via email for you to print out and keep.
https://bit.ly/30Wfs3Q

FULLY SPONSORED

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SAMSON: male Spectacled Flying-fox

Little Samson is an endangered 6-week-old orphan Spectacled Flying-fox in care. His sponsorship covers all costs such as milk replacer, medication, fruit, high protein supplement, and then support feeding post-release next year. You can choose to cover his rearing ($50), his creche ($50) or release ($50), or all three ($150). Just follow the link below and put ‘samson raise’, ‘samson creche’ or 'samson release' in the note. As an optional extra, for ($10) you can also have a rainforest food tree planted for him. Sponsors will receive a personalised certificate and a hi-res photo via email for you to print out and keep.
https://bit.ly/30Wfs3Q

FULLY SPONSORED

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MAXWELL: male Spectacled Flying-fox

Little Maxwell is an endangered 4-week-old orphan Spectacled Flying-fox in care. His sponsorship covers all costs such as milk replacer, medication, fruit, high protein supplement, and then support feeding post-release next year. You can choose to cover his rearing ($50), his creche ($50) or release ($50), or all three ($150). Just follow the link below and put ‘maxwell raise’, ‘maxwell creche’ or 'maxwell release' in the note. As an optional extra, for ($10) you can also have a rainforest food tree planted for him. Sponsors will receive a personalised certificate and a hi-res photo via email for you to print out and keep.
https://bit.ly/30Wfs3Q

FULLY SPONSORED

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CHRISTINA: female Spectacled Flying-fox

Christina is an endangered 7-week-old orphan Spectacled Flying-fox in care. Her sponsorship covers all costs such as milk replacer, medication, fruit, high protein supplement, and then support feeding post-release next year. You can choose to cover her rearing ($50), her creche ($50) or release ($50), or all three ($150). Just follow the link below and put ‘christina raise’, ‘christina creche’ or 'christina release' in the note. As an optional extra, for ($10) you can also have a rainforest food tree planted for her. Sponsors will receive a personalised certificate and a hi-res photo via email for you to print out and keep.
https://bit.ly/30Wfs3Q

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TOBY: male Spectacled Flying-fox

Little Toby is an endangered 5-week-old orphan Spectacled Flying-fox in care. His sponsorship covers all costs such as milk replacer, medication, fruit, high protein supplement, and then support feeding post-release next year. You can choose to cover his rearing ($50), his creche ($50) or release ($50), or all three ($150). Just follow the link below and put ‘toby raise’, ‘toby creche’ or 'toby release' in the note. As an optional extra, for ($10) you can also have a rainforest food tree planted for him. Sponsors will receive a personalised certificate and a hi-res photo via email for you to print out and keep.
https://bit.ly/30Wfs3Q

FULLY SPONSORED

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PART SPONSORED
$50

BELLA: female Spectacled Flying-fox

Little Bella is an endangered 10-week-old orphan Spectacled Flying-fox in care. Her sponsorship covers all costs such as milk replacer, medication, fruit, high protein supplement, and then support feeding post-release later this year. You can choose to cover her rearing ($50), her creche and release ($50) or both ($100). Just follow the link below and put ‘bella raise’, or 'bella release' in the note. As an optional extra, for ($10) you can also have a rainforest food tree planted for her. Sponsors will receive a personalised certificate and a hi-res photo via email for you to print out and keep.
https://bit.ly/30Wfs3Q

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CHARLIE: female Spectacled Flying-fox

Little Charlie is an endangered 10-week-old orphan Spectacled Flying-fox in care. Her sponsorship covers all costs such as milk replacer, medication, fruit, high protein supplement, and then support feeding post-release later this year. You can choose to cover her rearing ($50), her creche and release ($50) or both ($100). Just follow the link below and put ‘charlie raise’, or 'charlie release' in the note. As an optional extra, for ($10) you can also have a rainforest food tree planted for her. Sponsors will receive a personalised certificate and a hi-res photo via email for you to print out and keep.
https://bit.ly/30Wfs3Q

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PART SPONSORED
$50

WOLFIE: male Spectacled Flying-fox

Little Wolfie is an endangered 11-week-old orphan Spectacled Flying-fox in care. His sponsorship covers all costs such as milk replacer, medication, fruit, high protein supplement, and then support feeding post-release next year. You can choose to cover his rearing ($50), his creche and release ($50), or both ($100). Just follow the link below and put ‘wolfie raise’ or 'wolfie release' in the note. As an optional extra, for ($10) you can also have a rainforest food tree planted for him. Sponsors will receive a personalised certificate and a hi-res photo via email for you to print out and keep.
https://bit.ly/30Wfs3Q

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PART SPONSORED
$50

TERESE: female Spectacled Flying-fox

Little Terese is an endangered 4-week-old orphan Spectacled Flying-fox in care. Her sponsorship covers all costs such as milk replacer, medication, fruit, high protein supplement, and then support feeding post-release next year. You can choose to cover her rearing ($50), her creche and release ($50), or both ($100). Just follow the link below and put ‘terese raise’ or 'terese release' in the note. As an optional extra, for ($10) you can also have a rainforest food tree planted for her. Sponsors will receive a personalised certificate and a hi-res photo via email for you to print out and keep.
https://bit.ly/30Wfs3Q

Some information about bats

- Just why are they so important?

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BATS: flying-foxes & microbats

Our primary focus is on bats, and in Australia, we have around 90 species, which are broadly divided up into the large fruit and nectar-feeding megabats and the smaller insectivorous microbats. Our large megabats include flying-foxes, with wingspans up to 1.2 metres, as well as the much smaller tube-nosed and blossom bats. Microbats use echolocation to find prey, which includes insects, spiders, small fish and even other microbats. All Australian bats are vital to our environment, but also carry a small but real risk of carrying Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABLV)- which can be fatal. All bat carers are vaccinated, and if you find a bat in trouble, DO NOT TOUCH. Call your nearest wildlife rescue group.

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HELP US continue our work

Caring for our wildlife is an expensive business, and you can help by donating for food, veterinary care and supplies. This photo is just one week's fruit supply for 80 orphan flying foxes. Choose from bank EFT or the orange PayPal button.

Bank: Commonwealth Bank

Name: Daintree Life

BSB: 064 835

Account: 1020 1397

Swift Code: CTBAAU2S