Natural History and Wildlife

Wildlife Rescue Australia


At the Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital, Dr Bree and her team are dedicated to saving our unique Aussie wildlife. From their compact mobile vet truck they treat native animals and birds, from tiny Echidnas just a few days old to Koalas and Kangaroos in need of life saving surgery.

Wildlife Rescue Australia focuses on the vets and nurses at the Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital as they treat our unique Aussie animals. Head Vet Dr Bree Talbot and her amazing team of vets and nurses are dedicated to triaging and treating a range of animals, including marsupials, birds, reptiles and amphibians brought in each day by wildlife rescue volunteers and community members.

From their mobile vet truck, the team is always busy as they deal with everything from a 3-week-old baby puggle Echidna who’s lost her mum to Koalas and Kangaroos in need of life saving surgery. This fly on the wall observational series takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotions as the lives of some of these beautiful creatures hang in the balance.

Australian wildlife is rare, frequently endangered, and often doesn’t respond well to veterinary intervention. Wildlife Rescue Australia highlights the specialist skills needed to be a wildlife vet nurse or veterinary specialist. The young women who undertake these roles at the Byron Bay Wildlife hospital are strong, dedicated and driven to provide better outcomes for Australian wildlife. The care, love and attention they bring to their job is a joy to watch.


Programme Details

10 x 60'
Network 10 Australia