Ten of the Association’s Australian member zoos and fauna parks have joined forces with the Zoo and Aquarium Association and Wildlife Health Australia (WHA) to participate in an innovative program collecting and reporting information on significant disease cases seen in wildlife brought to their wildlife rehabilitation hospitals. Most wildlife presented for treatment at our members’ […]
Wildlife rescue and rehabilitation
Many of the Association’s New Zealand and Australian member institutions operate wildlife rehabilitation hospitals where injured, orphaned and sick wildlife can be brought by the public for treatment. The vets, nurses and keepers at these wildlife hospitals treat a wide range of species, from frogs, lizards and bats to koalas, possums, falcons, kiwi, wombats and […]
Breeding Brown Teal at Orana Wildlife Park Brown teal are only found in New Zealand. The species was once distributed throughout the country but is now mainly restricted to lowland freshwater wetlands of Great Barrier Island, parts of Northland and several other locations around New Zealand where new populations have been established using translocated birds. […]
Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital is a major project of Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors. It was Steve Irwin’s dream to build the world’s largest wildlife hospital at Beerwah to honour his mother Lyn, and to provide a lifeline for nature’s innocent victims – providing sick, injured and orphaned wildlife with leading-edge treatment and rehabilitation before eventual release back to the wild. Unfortunately this was not realised until after Lyn had passed away, her work lives on.