Yackandandah's angel of the bush

Yackandandah’s angel of the bush

Glenda Elliott has spent her life caring for injured, sick and orphaned Australian wildlife and then once rehabilitated, releasing them back into the wild.

For the past 25 years, with the help of her husband and a small team of volunteers, Glenda has run Kangaloola Wildlife Shelter.

With over 100 animals to care for, Kangaloola is a hive of activity — animals being fed, food being prepared and yards being maintained.

And at the helm of this massive operation is Glenda or the angel of the bush, except she’s a reluctant hero.

“I don’t like it when people make you a hero, you’re doing something that you want to do—you’re not a hero,” she says.

So what drives this woman to dedicate her life to wildlife?

This program aired on Radio National’s Off Track.

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