Sachs, from the Northern Territory, has been caring for wildlife
for about 5 years. Kali has always had a passion for caring
for animals and loves looking after them but it wasnt until
she got a one day old plover in care that Kali and her twin
sister reallly took a liking to caring for wildlife as well
as domestic animals.
contacted her local parks and wildlife service and asked what
to feed the small and hungry plover. She was asked if they had
a carers permit and that they could be fined without one. Kali
and her sister were upset that they could be fined when they
only wanted to help this little orphaned bird. The
twins applied for a permit and contacted a group called Wildcare,
who were a great help, teaching the girls what they needed to
know about caring for wildlife.
had cared for a variety of different birds for just over a year
when one day she got a call from a vet close by and asked if
she could care for a sub adult Brushtail Possum with moist dermatitis.
Kali and her sister agreed to give it a go and were very keen
to learn more about them.
ended up naming the possum Ruby and instantly fell in love.
Ruby had beautiful brown eyes and a cute pink nose! Ruby grew
stronger and stronger and made a full recovery from dermatitis.
She was then able to be moved onto another carer for pre-release.
Kali and her sister thought if they helped one, they could help
out caring for older possums, the girls gradually moved on to
caring for young possums, with their littlest one so far was
49g. The girls have also cared for bandicoots, micro bats and
the very rare Black-Footed Tree-Rat.
Kali loves to take on the challenge of caring for something
new and is keen to learn something new with each animal that
comes into care. i still learn new things to this day. In the
meantime Kali will do her best to care for anything that comes
into care making sure the animals are warm, safe, loved and
have a full belly of food.