With a property devoted entirely to native bushland and dedicated to wildlife, Red Box Wildlife Shelter focuses on rescuing, rehabilitating, raising and releasing native animals in need. Their primary focus is the Eastern Grey Kangaroo however they do take in all wildlife and move them onto specialist carers if needed.
“Children are innately compassionate and eager to learn. They marvel at the wonders of wildlife and this is a connection to nature that needs to be nurtured more I think. Children given the opportunity to learn about Kangaroos always come to a place of love and respect for these animals and develop the awareness of how vitial it is that we ensure kangaroos, and their habitats, are respected and preserved.”
By focusing on community education about kangaroos, Red Box Wildlife Shelter hopes that the Roo Rangers Programs can help future generations understand how vital it is that we show these precious native animals compassion and understanding so that the sixteen million year legacy that these magnificent animals have created can continue into the future.
“It just made sense to focus on the Kangaroos as this is their home and we wanted to create a sanctuary for them here and a place to care for orphaned joeys where they could continue to integrate with their native environment.”
The concept of the Mr Boo Kangaroo Rangers Educational Program was an idea born from the love and appreciation Nikki and Scott have for Mr Boo and his mob of kangaroos.