Support for Possum Paradise

Jo Burston, Jodi Elston and Glen Burston.

Maroo Wildlife Refuge owners Glen and Jo Burston received a generous care package from the South West Catchments Council (SWCC) early this week.

Public support for SWCC’s western ringtail possum crowd funding campaign helped us raise more than $6,000 for Maroo and a range of other community and wildlife care groups across the South West!

This funding was used to purchase much-needed resources and equipment, including;
• Native animal feed
• Possum milk
• Possum pouches and cages
• Bandages
• And soft blankets for those extra chilly nights

Glen and Jo were over joyed at receiving the package, saying it was ‘just like Christmas!’

The nature-loving couple were extremely grateful for all the donations and work that went into organising the care package.

“This donation really lifts a weight off our shoulders and will make life a little bit easier,” Jo said.

“The extra possum pouches will be a god send during winter when we struggle to get the linings dry in cold, wet weather.”

The pair share an enthusiasm for nature so strong that they packed up their life in Perth and moved down to Manjimup, to build a sanctuary for native wildlife.

Maroo is an animal safehouse deep in the southern forest. The property is surrounded by bushland giving sick and injured animals the best chance of recovery and preparing them for the day they are released.

Glen and Jo look after many native species, from reptiles like bobtail lizards and pythons to threatened like quokkas, western ringtail possums and woylies.

Their love and passion for Australian wildlife is truly inspiring and contagious. We wish them the best in their pursuit of rehabilitating our beautiful native animals.

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