Project Profile: Amphibian Mortality Event

Since June 2021, the Registry has been receiving reports of mass mortalities in various frog species spanning across all of Australia, but most prominently QLD, NSW, and VIC. We’ve been working with the amazing team at the Australian Museum to get a handle on how big this event is and as of November 2021 we […]

Project Profile: Lorikeet paralysis syndrome NSW & Qld

Lorikeet paralysis syndrome is a seasonal syndrome which has been occurring in eastern Australia for a number of years. This summer there has been a particularly high number of cases in northern NSW and southern Qld. The syndrome primarily affects rainbow lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus) but has also been reported in scaly-breasted lorikeets (Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus). Affected […]

Project Profile: An emerging disease in Swamp Wallabies

The Registry has recently been investigating ear lesions in Swamp Wallabies. The syndrome was first identified in swamp wallabies from southern NSW, but has since been confirmed in Swamp Wallabies from Sydney’s northern beaches. We are interested to learn how far this syndrome has spread so if you have seen a case, get in touch! […]

Project profile: Returning the Eastern Quoll to mainland Australia

In a project lead by Rewilding Australia and in partnership with Parks Australia (Booderee National Park), Devils@Cradle, Trowunna Wildlife Park, Australian National University, WWF-Australia, Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council, and Shoalhaven Landcare, The Registry¬†is supporting efforts to return the eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) to the wild on mainland Australia. The Registry’s role in the project […]

Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) with severe Leucocytozoonosis

Registry case number TARZ_9585.1 HISTORY Juvenile fledgling magpies from the Nowra region in rehabilitation with experienced carers showing sudden onset inappetence, lethargy and death. All animals being reported with heavy throat¬†worm loads. Some animals appear to recover slowly from the lethargy and begin to gain weight again but die suddenly, while others experience sudden onset […]