Treating patients at Aust Zoo Wildlife Hospital

by Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors
Jul 23, 2013

Thank you to all the Wildlife Warriors out there!!

Summer, a common brushtail possum joey in care.
Summer, a common brushtail possum joey in care.

To our Wildlife Warriors

Thank you for all of your support these past few months. The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hosptial saw almost 6000 patients come through the doors last year alone and this year is no different. The last couple of months have been a little quieter, but our staff are preparing themselves for the busy season, also known as trauma season.

Trauma season sees patient numbers increase as a lot of the mammals are out to breed. This means these animals are searching into unfamiliar territory to find themselves a mate, and may end up crossing roads and backyards. This increases their risk of domestic pet attacks and possibly being hit by passing vehicles. These are the two most common reasons animals are admitted to the Wildilfe Hospital, making up around 70% of our patients.

Last year we had 888 koalas brought through our doors and during the busy months we can have up to and sometimes over 100 koalas in care at any given time! That's a lot of work for our staff and volunteers. The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so our staff can provide immediate attention to patients in need. We also have lots of volunteers who give up their time to come and help out at the Wildlife Hospital. They clean, garden, enter data, greet people coming to visit the facility and some, with enough experience get to help feed some of our patients! We are so greatful to all of our volunteers and our wonderful donors who, with their help we wouldn't be able to continue saving wildlife!

Here is a list of the patients admitted to the hospital in the first half of this year, bearing in mind the next half of the year is going to get a lot busier!

January - 710

February - 472

March - 403

April - 380

May - 353

June - 323

That's already over 2600 patients!

Thank you again for all of your support. It is most appreciated and our wildlife thanks you for it!

Yours in conservation

Anna the black swan cygnet. So fluffy!
Anna the black swan cygnet. So fluffy!
Ong a pied cormorant had 4 fish hooks stuck inside
Ong a pied cormorant had 4 fish hooks stuck inside
Callista, our first koala to have a tracheostomy!
Callista, our first koala to have a tracheostomy!



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Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors

Location: Beerwah, Queensland - Australia
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Wildlife Warriors
Beerwah, Queensland Australia
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