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Native Wildlife

Tropical North Queensland is home to a diverse range of native wildlife. All native wildlife is protected under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to order to conserve Australia’s wealth of biodiversity. Some threatened species are afforded more stringent protection under the Federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

With this wealth of wildlife all around us it is inevitable that wildlife and humans will interact. Sometimes this interaction may involve becoming annoyed with the presence of an animal or group of animals due to the noise or smell. Other interactions may involve finding an injured or orphaned animal. If you find injured or orphaned wildlife that needs care please contact one of the carers, snake removers or organisations listed below. 

Important Wildlife Contacts 
Name and Area  Species Handled  Contact Number 
Paula Ingerson (Ingham business hours, Mt Gardiner after hours) Kangaroos, wallabies, possums, gliders, echidnas, flying foxes & birds
(not reptiles)
0427 024 419
Tracey Stoddart (Forrest Beach) Kangaroos, wallabies, possums, gliders, echidnas, flying foxes, birds  and reptiles 0410 279 911  or (07) 4777 8785
Brandie Beck (Long Pocket) Kangaroos, wallabies, possums, gliders, gliders, echidnas, birds (not flying foxes or reptiles) 0477 199 758
Caroline Kane (Stone River) Snake remover (non-venomous only) 0458 764 665
Greg Shannon Snake/Reptile remover. After hours only for non-Council facilities (07) 4776 4779 or 0429 173 640
North Queensland Wildlife Care Inc.  All wildlife 0414 717 374
Department of Environment and Heritage Protection Wildlife incidents, sick, injured orphaned cassowaries and crocodile sightings.

1300 130 372

RSPCA Wildlife Emergencies  All wildlife  1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625)
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