Fowler said he “doesn’t expect much” of the marsupials recovering.
“Kangaroos live on both sides of the Mooroopuna causeway. Yesterday the flooding came so fast that the kangaroos were forced to try to find dry land,” Fowler said.
A kangaroo got caught in a fence after jumping from the rising waters of Lake Kiara, Victoria. sauce: attached / Boholor Wildlife Shelter
“They jumped onto the causeway and got hit by a car. had to be euthanized.”
We currently have 40 animals including kangaroos, gliders and birds, with more to come.
An orphaned Joey is found in a home in Shepperton, Victoria. sauce: attached / Wildlife Victoria
Wildlife Victoria has been inundated with more than 1,100 calls from members of the public in support of rescued animals in the past week.
“What we see across the state are large numbers of animals that are waterlogged, injured, displaced or stranded,” she said.
Rescuers were called in on Sunday to help a herd of Eastern Gray Kangaroos trapped by rising water in the Golburn Valley region.
“That’s the challenge of natural disasters, which are becoming more frequent. The impacts on wildlife can last for a very long time,” Palma said.
Echuca is expected to experience two peaks of flooding, including one by Tuesday and another later in the week.
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