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Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

RACQ has supported Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital since 2014 and given recent bushfires koala care facilities are being pushed to the limits.

Australia Zoo needs further support and RACQ is asking our members to help raise funds to extend the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. A new climate-controlled intensive care ward will provide koala patients greater comfort, increased recovery time to mend broken bones, treat trauma caused by wildfire, care for orphans, and give wild koalas a second chance.

This facility allows the hospital to respond to emergency disasters such as devastating bushfire where specialist wildlife veterinarians and nurses work around the clock providing care for the ever-increasing number of koalas admitted from South East Queensland.

RACQ is proud to partner with Australia Zoo to continue conservation efforts to help all Queensland animals and invites members to support this cause by donating today.

Woman caring for injured Koala

Help raise funds for koala conservation through the RACQ Bushfire appeal

RACQ not only comes to the rescue of thousands of motorists every year, we’re helping save our precious wildlife too

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.

Glenn Tomms standing next to RACQ Wildlife Rescue van

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