In 2014, RACQ announced an exciting five-year agreement with Australia Zoo which included the supply of two wildlife rescue vehicles. In September 2019, we renewed that partnership for a further three years, replacing one of the original loan vehicles with a retired patrol vehicle, a Mitsubishi Triton.
The vehicle was fitted with state-of-the-art medical equipment, just like the others, to act as a 'roadside ambulance' for injured animals.
RACQ and Australia Zoo continue to work closely to promote the Wildlife Rescue Unit.
"Each month, Australia Zoo's free service responds to around 500 calls from the community to help sick and injured wildlife. If we can support them to protect native fauna by providing vehicles built to travel long distances and through often difficult terrain, it's something we're very happy to do," CEO Assistance Glenn Toms said.