On Sunday I visited the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Hospital open day where I went behind the scenes and saw all the fantastic work they do. As I was signing into the hospital a bandicoot that had been hit by a car was rushed in to the administration. I felt so sorry for it. It was examined straight away. On the open day they treated a wedge tail eagle (caught in a dog trap), the bandicoot (hit by a car), 2 carpet pythons (one got run over by a lawn mower) and a legless lizard (got injured by a whipper snipper). The behind the scenes tour was amazing. I got to see the areas where the animals recover.
The first Vet that worked there started in 1989. Each year 8000 wild animals are brought to the hospital! In the past year the hospital has admitted 255 wild koalas (180 with disease, 49 had been hit by cars and 18 that were attacked by dogs) and 55 pelicans (21 had fishing hooks). Every year the hospital also gets over 800 lorikeets. This is just some of the animals they treat. Thankfully after treatment 45,000 animals have been released back into the wild! This wildlife hospital doesn't just get animals from the Gold Coast, it also gets animals from hours around. It is one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world!
It is so important to have a wildlife hospital like this especially here on the Gold Coast because the Gold Coast is Australia's most biodiverse city. It has 700 native animal species and 51 of which are endangered.
I would like to thank every staff member and volunteer at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Hospital Foundation for rehabilitating these amazing animals and for giving them a second chance of life.
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