Nickelodeon Wildlife Rescue (partially lost series of Nickelodeon flash games; 2000s)

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A screenshot of the only accessible game in the series, Australian Wildlife Rescue.

Status: Partially Lost

The Nickelodeon Wildlife Rescue games were a series of video games released by Nickelodeon throughout the early-to-mid 2000s. The concept of the series was that the player would act as a ranger working to rescue sick, endangered animals by bringing them to a compound and nursing them back to health by finding or buying them medicine, food, and water.

There were three games released in the series, all similar in gameplay. The first game, called The Wild Thornberrys Africa Wildlife Rescue was a flash game released based off of the eponymous cartoon and took place in Africa. The second game, Rugrats Go Wild Wildlife Rescue was a flash game released in 2003 to promote the eponymous crossover film and took place in Australia. The third game in the series, The Wild Thornberrys Australian Wildlife Rescue, was a downloadable game available for purchase through BigFish. The game was still downloadable through the BigFish website as recently as 2019, but has since been removed.[1]

The first two games in the series are entirely lost; they were removed from Nick.com circa 2011,[2] and no screenshots or gameplay footage seem to exist of either games. Australian Wildlife Rescue is still playable with unofficial copies, screenshots, and footage of the game available online.

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