As part of the Irwin family’s longtime commitment to conservation, the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital was opened in 2004.
Dedicated to Steve’s mother Lyn Irwin, a pioneer in wildlife care and rehabilitation, the facility cares for several thousand animals every year.
A team of dedicated doctors and volunteers work tirelessly to heal the sick and injured, with the ultimate goal of returning them to the wild.
We toured the hospital with Michelle to get an up close look at the incredible care given to the wildlife.
Koalas make up a big part of the patients, but almost any animal is welcomed and treated.
There are special units designed for reptiles and birds, and outdoor facilities, including a special area for turtles, to help acclimate the rehabilitated for their return to the wild.
During the process, the staff also performs valuable research into wildlife diseases and migration.
The project is funded through the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors.
It is a cause that we are happy to help support in our own small way, and we are glad to spread the word.
Seriously, how could we pass up helping these adorable little koalas?
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Huge thanks to Tourism and Events Queensland for providing this adventure! As always, all opinions are our own.
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