The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital treats and cares for thousands of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife every year. With your support, the team can continue to give wildlife a second chance at life in the wild.
The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital officially opened its doors in 2004 in memory of Steve Irwin's mother, Lyn Irwin, who was a pioneer in wildlife care in Queensland. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it is now the largest and busiest of its kind in the world, treating thousands of animals every year that come in as a result of motor vehicle accidents, habitat destruction and domestic pet attacks.
With the growing influx of injured animals admitted to the hospital daily, the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital incurs huge costs, including veterinary care, medicines, hospital equipment, feeding and rehabilitation to help save these precious animals. All patients are treated on a no-fee basis, so donations from individuals around the globe are critical to the on-going operations of the wildlife hospital and the conservation of threatened and endangered species.
This will enable us to purchase vital supplies and equipment and to provide the best possible veterinary care to the patients we treat. The ultimate goal for each of these patients is release back to the wild. The long-term impact is the conservation of threatened and endangered species and the fulfillment of our vision: that people, wildlife and habitat survive and prosper without being detrimental to the existence of each other.