Ms Fowler said she was “not terribly hopeful” that the marsupial would recover.
“The kangaroos live on either side of the causeway in Mooroopna and yesterday the floodwaters came up quite quickly and the kangaroos were forced to try and find dry land,” Ms Fowler said.
The kangaroo became caught in a fence after hopping away from rising floodwaters at Kialla Lakes, Victoria. Source: Supplied / Bohollow Wildlife Shelter
“They were jumping onto the causeway and getting hit by cars, it was absolute chaos. We managed to save about half a dozen kangaroos but we had to euthanise a whole pile more than that which were very badly injured.”
They currently have 40 animals in their care, including kangaroos, gliders and birds, and are expecting many more arrivals in the coming days.
An orphaned joey is found at a home in Shepparton, Victoria. Source: Supplied / Wildlife Victoria
Wildlife Victoria has also been inundated with more than 1,100 calls from members of the public to assist rescued animals during the past week.
“What we’ve seen across the state is a large number of animals that are waterlogged, injured, and displaced or stranded,” she said.
On Sunday, rescuers were called to assist a mob of Eastern Grey kangaroos that had become trapped by rising flood waters in the Goulburn Valley region.
“That’s the challenge with natural disasters that are increasing in frequency. The wildlife impacts can last a very, very long time afterwards,” Ms Palma said.
Echuca is expected to be hit by two flood peaks, including one by Tuesday and another later in the week.