Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

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Posted 2012-05-08 by Bee Hewittfollow
I was outside Australia Zoo yesterday, waiting for my daughter and decided to pop my head into the .
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.

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.

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.

Behind the other glass wall was another koala called Mr Glee. A bright little fellow chomping away on his gum leaves.
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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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202743 - 2023-06-16 05:18:37

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