Important information that will be needed is the location of the animal (crossroads, address, landmark or gps coordinates).We will retrieve the body for post-mortem examination so the sooner you call us after seeing a dead tree-kangaroo the better the information we will be able to gather.By ringing and reporting a dead tree-kangaroo, you will be contributing to an ongoing study of Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo on the Atherton Tablelands.
The animal will be rescued and given medical care by a licensed veterinarian (Amy Shima, DVM).The animal will be transferred to a licensed wildlife carer for further care and rehabilitation after initial assessment and care.In addition to being a qualified wildlife veterinarian, Amy is also a licensed as a carer for Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service so the animal may stay under her care until ready for release or, if more appropriate, the animal will be transferred to another licensed carer for further rehabilitation.Information collected about the animal will be included as part of an ongoing study of Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo on the Atherton Tablelands
This is a facility dedicated to the care of Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroos run by Karen Coombes, PhD. Karen is a licensed wildlife carer and did a PhD study on ecology of Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo.
A licensed wildlife carer with years of experience caring for tree-kangaroos and other animals.
Tablelands Wildlife Rescue Hotline will contact either Karen Coombes, PhD or Margit Cianelli to retrieve the animal.