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Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

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by Bee Hewitt (subscribe)
I am an artist living in Beachmere Qld
Published May 8th 2012
I was outside Australia Zoo yesterday, waiting for my daughter and decided to pop my head into the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.
They had a sign at the entrance - $2 for a sneak peak. Entering the foyer of a modern reception area I was greeted by a helpful staff member. I was shown a door which led to a show room with glass walls, where you could see injured koalas in various stages of recovery.
Wildlife Hospital
A sneak view of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

There was two large pictures of Lyn Irwin (Steve's mum), the founder and inspiration of the hospital and a large poster of Steve and Terri.
Steve and Terri Irwin
Iconic memories of the Crocodile Hunter

Lying against the glass within the hospital was a sleeping koala, wrapped in a blanket with a hot water bottle between his legs and one on his back. He was recovering from some surgery.
Koala Bear
A Koala recovering from Surgery

Behind the other glass wall was another koala called Mr Glee. A bright little fellow chomping away on his gum leaves.
Mr Glee
A cute little Koala

I was impressed with the obvious care and cleanliness of the place. The attention to detail in the presentation of conservation and preservation issues, like a glass cabinet filled with hooks and line, plastic bags, dumped by carelessness causing injury and pain to animals and a video showing rescues by Wildlife Warriors and a large turtle shell. The staff said there had been 7000 injured animals admitted to the hospital last year.

I have put my name down to volunteer and encourage everyone to become involved by becoming a Wildlife Warrior. Donate, volunteer and educate yourself and your children about recycling and become caretakers of our beautiful country - to ensure that our children may also enjoy the diversity and variety of our wildlife. You may want to take a trip out there with your family and take the tour as well.
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Where: Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah QLD 4519
Cost: $2
Your Comment
I know how u feel about the hospital it's such an amazing place the staff and volunteers do an awesome job I owne my own business but take one day a week to help out at the zoo and the hospital and I have to say its the best day of my whole week ...
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