indicated. Animals should be released or transferred to an approved wildlife holding facility for long-term holding at or before the expiry of the times indicated in the last column.
|Species||Water||Food||Max. time in bag||Max. time in short-term enclosure
(eg transport box)
|Insect bat||4||4||12 (**)||12|
|Frog||12 (#)||24||8 (#)||24|
* With sedation/anaesthesia only
** Only if fed and watered every 4 hours
# Containers for frogs must prevent drying. Plastic boxes with ventilation are preferred.
4.38 Animals may require long-term holding (>24 hours) for a variety of reasons, such as:
a) delayed access to appropriate release sites;
b) accumulation of a number of individuals for group release;
c) treatment of injuries or illness;
d) inclusion in radio telemetry studies or other research;
e) handrearing of dependent young;
f) temporary housing during operational works prior to return to site.
4.39 Long-term holding of native animals should only occur in circumstances approved by the State Department of Natural Resources, US Department of Agriculture, and/or US Fish & Wildlife Service and in facilities approved for such purpose.
4.40 Care of animals in long-term care should be in accordance with the all applicable local, State and Federal laws and current best practice.