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Published On: 21 Jun 2022

Save Lives this Tax Time

We celebrated World Environment Day earlier this month and took a moment to reflect on Currumbin Wildlife Hospital’s significant milestones and everyday triumphs. The vet team and volunteers have been working around the clock to achieve their mission to treat, rehabilitate and release wildlife. There have been more than 150 000 admissions at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital over the last 20 years.

In addition, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is a leader in wildlife research, which has attracted global attention. The vet team is now vaccinating all Koala patients against chlamydia before their release back into the wild and has vaccinated 160 patients.

Koalas are tracked in the wild as part of the Koala Chlamydia Vaccine Research Program, an initiative to save the endangered Koala species. 22 Koalas are currently tracked by our Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Research Team, led by Lewis McKillop. One of those Koalas is Bungle, featured here during his recent release back into the wild after a quick Hospital visit.

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital services are provided free of charge to the community, so please dig deep during our 2022 Tax Appeal. The average cost of a Koala patient is $7000 and the average patient, from birds to turtles, costs $120 to treat. With 252 different species entering the doors each year, we need your help!

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital treated over 14 481 sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife patients last year alone! Through research, we hope to one day bring these numbers down. We believe prevention is always better than cure. We want future generations to admire our iconic wildlife in their natural habitats.

Please help us save lives and protect our endangered species this tax time!

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