Breaking News from Roo Gully
July 2008

Roo Gully's main work is caring for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife,
but another equally important role of our organisation
is working with students from all around the world.

Apart from succeeding with the wildlife,
nothing gives us greater pleasure than inspiring these young students.

So it gives us all ENORMOUS pleasure to announce the following:

JT and Sara

Sara Caretti
At Roo Gully - 2nd August to 27th September 2006.

Universita' statale di Medicina Veterinaria - Italy.
(State University of Veterinary)

We are pleased to say Dr. Sara Caretti is now
a fully qualified Veterinary Surgeon!

Without doubt Sara's favourite roo was JT.

 

Rachel Farquhar
At Roo Gully - 16th June to 13th July 2007

2:1 BSc Animal Science (Behaviour and Welfare)
Plymouth University, UK

Rachel has been accepted to carry out her Masters degree
at Bristol University, UK.

Rachel is pictured with Oscar.

Rachel Strokes Oscar
Sue Roos

Suzanna Cox
At Roo Gully - 16th June to 10th September 2007

2:1 BSc Animal Science (Behaviour and Welfare)
Plymouth University, UK
And a 1st for her Dissertation (Final Year Project)
carried out at Roo Gully. Well done "Little 'Un"!

Suzanna has been accepted to carry out her Masters degree
at Exeter University, UK.

Suzanna is pictured with Arnie - and a few others.

Doireann Collins
At Roo Gully - 9th June to 5th September 2007

2:1 BSc Zoology
Trinity College, Dublin
Dissertation (Final Year Project) carried out at Roo Gully.

Doireann will soon be studying Veterinary Science
at Edinburgh University, UK.

Doireann is 'reading' to Oscar.

Doirrean Oscar
Will and Oscar

William Oliver
At Roo Gully - 10th July to 8th November 2006
and 30th April to 8th June 2007

2:1 BSc Animal Science (Behaviour and Welfare)
Plymouth University, UK

Will is currently in Cyprus
leading a Sea Turtle Conservation project in Karpaz
before taking a position as a National Park Ranger in Tasmania.

Will also won a Student Volunteering Gold Award for Leadership.


Ian Henderson
At Roo Gully - 10th August 2006 to 26th January 2007

1st BSc - Wildlife Conservation
Plymouth University, UK
Dissertation (Final Year Project) carried out at Roo Gully.

Ian will be returning to Roo Gully in August with Susanne,
who he met and fell in love with at Roo Gully!
A first for us too!!

During their year with us Ian will be applying
for scholarships to study for his Masters and a PhD
with a Western Australian University.

Ian and Wally

We end by saying we are so proud of ALL our students,
Better still, we know that each and every one of you will go on to make
a huge difference to animals and wildlife all around the world.

Congratulations!!

 

June 2008

June 2008 got off to great start
when we heard that Roo Gully committee member,
fellow wildlife carer and friend, Sheila Howat
of Tortoiseshell Farm near Bridgetown was presented with
the inaugural Environmental Management Systems Association's
EMS of the Year Award (Small Business Category)
at a gala dinner in Newcastle, NSW.

Sheila and her husband, Sean, incorporate tourist accommodation, eco-tourism,
biodiversity conservation and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation on their forest property.

Along with a trophy, was a cash prize of $2,200.00 and sponsorship
to attend and address the 3 day National EMS Forum in Newcastle.

Sheila

Congratulations Sheila and Sean
from all your mates at Roo Gully.

This is a very well deserved award,
and we are all proud of you both.

Visit Sheila and Sean at Tortoiseshell Farm
where you will receive a warm welcome, get to share Sheila and Sean's beautiful property
and also see why it is an ideal release site for many small marsupials,
and many other species of Western Australian wildlife.

 

Joey Update

Joey
This is little 'Poppety Rani' Grace
when she came to us earlier this year.
She had suffered a serious leg fracture
which had to be surgically pinned.
Fracture
Stitches
For many months she was cared for by our volunteers and students.
Then when she recovered from the operation
to have her pin removed she started wandering
down beyond the creek.
Poppet
We were all amazed she could get this far,
but she is a very determined little roo,
and wants to spend her days with the older kangaroos.
However in the evening
she is carried back to the safety of house.
Coming Home
Joeys Lounge
Where she spends her time eating with Luna.
And having special cuddles
with the volunteers.
Joeys Girls
Luna and mate
And of course her best mate.
Little 'Poppety Rani' Grace still has a long way to go.
Her future is not yet assured, but she is a very happy little roo
and our thanks go to our vet, Jules, and the staff at Collie Veterinary Hospital
and all the volunteers and students who have helped care for her.

Photos courtesy of Roo Gully, Sara Caretti, Rachel Faquhar, Suzanna Cox,
William Oliver, Sheila Howat, Elaine Dennehy & Kristin Elliott