The Rescue Files

Nigel’s Animal Rescue Archive

Jake survived thanks to his mates. Feb 08

We received a call from a lady in Kilsyth that had been seeing a cockatoo in the same spot of a dead gum tree for 2 weeks. Jake ( he has since been called ) had bird netting rapped around his foot and was unable to move. The tree was to dangerous for Nigel to climb so alot of  phone calls later to all sorts of organizations such as SES, MFB, Police and  3AW,  finally the Shire of Yarra Rangers arrived with a cherry picker and Nigel had Jake down safely. Jake’s amazing 2 week survival is thanks to other cockatoo’s in the area feeding and looking after him.


Due to such severe injuries to Jake’s foot ( as seen in the photo), Vet Dr Kat removed his hole leg so he could learn to survive on one leg. If he was left with a stump it would have made his balancing alot harder.

April 26, 2008 - Posted by | Birds

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