The number of animals killed by the fires in Australia has increased to a staggering one billion as of Jan 8. Sob 🙁
Poor Koalas are not as mobile as other animals, it’s hard for them to escape. This is a serious problem as koalas are endemic to Australia and cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Australia Zoo in Queensland, run by the renowned Irwin family, has been nursing hundreds of injured animals, including koalas, since the bushfires.
Other rescue centres have also done the same, particularly the Koala Rescue Centre in Adelaide, South Australia.
The centre is currently caring for more than 250 koalas.
The Adelaide Koala Rescue is a non-profit organisation and registered charity that has been operating the largest-scale rescue of koalas from the Adelaide Hills bushfire zone.
Currently, they have over 150 volunteers, including a team of more than 80 veterinarians and vet nurses.
However, with the current scale of the bushfires, the number of koalas they rescue and care for daily has rapidly increased.
This means that more money is required to fund the rescue equipment and other necessities for the animals.
Their usual veterinary bills of around AUD1000 (RM 2,800) per month has also escalated to more than AUD4000 (RM 11,250 ) per week due to the bushfires.
“Due to the volume of koalas we rescue and care for daily, we have little time for fundraising— especially during a bushfire crisis. The cost of saving South Australia’s koalas is funded by our charity.”
To donate, you can go to their GoFundMe page here.
Source : Facebook