Pheno - one of our gorgeous koala patients
To all of our Wildlife Warriors
Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors want to thank you for your support so far and into 2012. It's still go go go at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and we are gearing up for another busy trauma season for our koala patients.
Many of our patients require complex intensive care, hands-on rehabilitation and many months of specialised treatment to make a full recovery. Just like humans, their treatments are costly, and without the generosity of caring individuals like you, many of our animals would suffer with the lack of adequate treatment provided by the vets, nurses, carers and volunteers. Because of you, we are able to provide a level of care that ensures we reach our goal – to release our patients back into the wild, so they can live out their life as nature intended.
In 2011 there were over 7,500 animals admitted to the Wildlife Hospital with 833 of those being koalas!
The koala breeding season is from around June to December and in this time, they start to cover a lot more ground. As they start to look for mates, they move between territories. This, as well as spreading the gene pool around, means they end up crossing a lot more roads and back yards in search of the perfect partner. Unfortunately, this means there are more chances they can be hit by a car or attacked by a dog.
Last year we had 207 koala patients brought through the doors with injuries sustained from being hit by a car. 75% of these koalas were admitted during the breeding season!
Our vets and nurses here at the hospital are ready to go, 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, for any patient that comes through our doors. It's with your support that we can continue our work in the conservation and rehabilitation of our wildlife, and without your generosity, it would make our mammoth task even more daunting.
Thank you from the hearts of our wildlife
Yours in conservation
Little Wendy with her mum under anaesthetic
Cute as a Button! Button - a gorgeous little joey