Ribbit the Tawny Frogmouth

12 November 2013

Ribbit the Tawny Frogmouth was found uninjured, but after his mother refused to take him back despite his rescuers best attempts, he was brought to the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary.

Ribbit was cared for by the expert team for a few days, enjoying a tasty diet of mince and insects 10 times a day.

Earlier this week he was passed over to the safe hands of a wildlife carer who will look after him and, when he is independent, release him back into the wild.

Anyone who finds an uninjured baby bird is encouraged to attempt a reunion with its parents.  If unsuccessful, it should be taken as quickly as possible to the Australian Wildlife Health Centre, a qualified veterinarian or a wildlife carer. The long-term care and rehabilitation of native animals is best done by experts and, in line with Victorian law, only licensed and trained carers can rehabilitate wildlife.