The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital has reached a significant milestone in 2014 with 50,000 animals being treated since opening ten years ago in 2004.
Nearly 500 species have been brought into the hospital by local community members, wildlife carers, Australia Zoo’s rescue team and other animal rescue organisations. No native wildlife is turned away, and all costs are covered by the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, which was the vision of founders Steve and Terri Irwin.
Terri is proud yet contemplative of the large number of admissions to the wildlife hospital. "When Steve and I started the wildlife hospital in memory of Steve's mum, Lyn, our dream was to provide the best care possible for any animal, any species, that was found injured, orphaned or distressed in Australia, no matter the cost. We had no idea that in less than 10 years we would have treated over 50,000 animals. It's a sad reflection of what is happening in our communities that so many koalas and other animals are brought into the hospital, but we are all grateful that we have a world-class facility and dedicated staff who are saving these animals, literally one by one."
The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital has several full-time veterinarians on board, as well as vet nurses and volunteers who all provide first-class care for sick, injured and orphaned animals. The hospital team also participates in research involving koala diseases, migration patterns and wildlife health management. The facilities are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. At any given time the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital cares for up to 100 koalas waiting to be released back into the wild
The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital motto is save one, save the species. This project will fund essential new equipment and medications for the facility.
Please donate now towards the purchase of these valuable supplies.
Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors
Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Worldwide Ltd was established in 2002 by Steve and Terri Irwin, as a way to include and involve other caring people to support the protection of injured, threatened or endangered wildlife – from the individual animal to an entire species.
Our mission is to be the most effective wildlife conservation charity in the world through the delivery of outstanding outcome-based programs and projects, inclusive of humanity.