WINES FOR WIRES
AS PLATNIUM SPONSORS OF WIRES WILD LIFE AUSTRALIA, WE ARE COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING THE LITTLE GUYS- OUR MASCOT AND INSPIRATION- THE AUSTRALIAN WOMBAT. THESE WONDERFUL CREATURES ARE INTEGRAL TO THE AUSTRALIAN ECOSYSTEM AND WE ARE HELPING WIRES AND VARIOUS INCREDIBLE VOLUNTEERS IN THEIR BID TO REDUCE MANGE MORTALITY AND CREATE A BETTER LIFE FOR THESE WONDERFUL CREATURES.
OUR CURRENT PROJECTS
We've teamed up with the team at Kanimbla Wombats to launch the LG River Project.
Working together to create a safe rehabilitation zone for wombats in Regional NSW.
What is Mange?
Mange is caused when mites (Sarcoptes scabiei) burrow under a wombat’s skin and symptoms include fur loss, crusty and itchy skin, constant thirst and hunger, diminished vision and hearing. If mange is left untreated, it results in a slow, painful death. Wombats suffering from animal attacks can sometimes be misdiagnosed as having mange. If the wombat’s spine is untouched and still has fur, it is a good indication it may have mange. Although wombats are nocturnal, wombats that are unwell, including those suffering from mange, may often be seen out during the day.
Entire local populations have become extinct due to mange, making mange a major threat. Hundreds of wombats die every year from mange, which is easily transferred between wombats through physical contact and burrow sharing.
What we are doing about it?
As wombat supporters (and lovers) we are creating some mange awareness through our social and digital channels. We have teamed up with the wonderful volunteers at Kanimbla Wombats with the LG Cox's River Project and will continue our support of Wires Wildlife Australia.
What can you do to help if you see a Wombat in need?
1. If you find a sick, injured or orphaned wombat, or need wombat advice, call WIRES Rescue Line or complete a rescue form on our website.
2. Report any sightings of wombats that may have mange to WIRES for assessment. Take note of their exact location and what parts of the wombat’s body are affected.
3. If you have affected wombats on your property, grant access to local wildlife volunteers.
4. Share information about wombats and mange treatment with your friends and family to raise community awareness.
5. Consider becoming a volunteer wildlife rescuer and carer