Meet the animals and the rescue teams

The Native Animal Rescue is inviting Yanchep and Butler residents to visit the centre in July.

NATIVE Animal Rescue is holding an open day next month to show Yanchep and Butler residents how it cares for native wildlife.

The centre is the only major one in the northern suburbs dedicated to the rehabilitation and eventually release of sick, injured, orphaned and displaced native wildlife in WA.

At the open day on Sunday, July 9 visitors can meet the animals and have photos taken with them, learn about wildlife, go on exclusive tours, buy gifts and merchandise, visit displays by sponsors and take part in a silent auction and raffles.

There will also be activities for children.

The centre’s black cockatoo team leader Michael Jones, who is a fulltime carer, said all the black cockatoo team, who came from all different walks of life set aside their time to help.

“Our volunteers are uni students, fulltime workers who spare time for the weekends, retirees and anyone else who loves our wildlife,’’ he said.

“Rain, hail or shine, freezing cold or boiling hot, they come in to lend a hand.

“While the birds are recovering from their injuries, our volunteers on a daily basis clean out the aviaries, provide fresh food such as natural foliage like they would be eating in the wild, fresh water and monitor them to see how well they are recovering.

The open day runs from 10am to 3pm at 170 Camboon Rd in Malaga.

After some Carnaby’s black cockatoos were released at Yanchep in May Mr Jones told Yanchep News Online he would love to do another release at Yanchep again in the future.

Mr Jones thanked everyone at the Yanchep National Park for their support.

Carnaby’s black cockatoos released at Yanchep