The main focus is of course wombats! Over 38 years ago, Roz and Kev Holme recognised the plight of the bare nosed wombat. The loss of habitat, road hazards, and debilitating sarcoptic mange have all contributed to the steady decline of the Common or Bare nosed Wombat (Vombatus ursinus).
Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue and Wildlife Refuge is dedicated to rescuing not just orphaned joey wombats but also sub-adults and adults that are in need of medical care whether it be from accident, injury or mange. Along with wombats, we care for many species native animals with the focus being on animals that are in need of more than routine care to get them to the point of release. Roz, who was born and bred into wildlife and is also a trained vet nurse, takes on animals with illness or injuries that may have otherwise been euthanised.
Through various generous support and dedication of Sophie Brenton & our volunteer vet Robin Crisman we now run Australia’s only dedicated Wombat Hospital. The facility is incredibly busy and are often low on funds to treat, feed and provide ongoing care for the wombats while they are nursed back to health for release. Check into our instagram or facebook page to meet some of the current residents and get the latest updates, or head to our donations page to provide much needed support.
In 2015 Roz was awarded a Pride of Australia Medal for Volunteer of the Year for the Environment. After having spent so long rescuing and rehabilitation native wildlife the work often goes unnoticed – so it’s great to see her being rewarded for doing so much for wildlife, and of course wombats!