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Wildcare Australia Inc: Gold Coast Koalas - An introduction to rescue, care and rehabilitation

about 1 month ago

Are you interested in learning more about koalas?

To celebrate the release of the citywide Koala Conservation Plan, council is supporting Wildcare Australia Inc. in holding an Educational Workshop during December which will help residents gain a better understanding of how to assist local koala populations and what is involved with their rescue, care and rehabilitation.

Hear from an experienced koala rescuer and carer about topics such as:

  • What is involved with being a koala rescuer and carer;

  • Ways to reduce the risk to koalas in our suburbs;

  • How to identify a sick koala and learn how and when to report them;

  • What to do if you find a sick, injured or orphaned koala; and

  • Examples of methods that wildlife volunteers use to rescue sick and injured koalas.

Followed by a presentation from a leading wildlife veterinarian, who will cover topics such as:

  • Reasons for admission to the wildlife hospital;

  • Veterinary triage and assessment of sick and injured koalas;

  • Common injuries and diseases and how they are treated;

  • Rehabilitation of koalas.

Final location details will be emailed to you upon confirmation of your booking.

Suitable only for children 12 years and over. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: This is a free experience funded by the City’s Koala Friends Program.

To register: please email enquiries@wildcare.org.au

Location: Helensvale

Date: Saturday 2nd December, 9:30am – 12:00