On the back of Wild Koala Day today (3 May), AAT Kings (aatkings.com) is thrilled to announce that it will continue to provide support to Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors having recently negotiated another two year partnership.
Since April 2014, AAT Kings and the TreadRight Foundation (www.treadright.org) has provided funding to Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors with a particular focus on helping the treatment and rehabilitation of the koala patients at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital with financial contributions to now continue until 2018.
Anthony Hayes, Managing Director of AAT Kings, commented “We are really passionate about protecting Australia’s iconic wildlife and there is no better place to see this in action than at Australia Zoo which is why we are thrilled to announce a renegotiation and extension of this relationship for a further two years. The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital is one of the country’s largest and busiest wildlife facilities and the dedicated team of vets, nurses and volunteers do an amazing job to rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned animals back to health and into the wild. Guests of AAT Kings really enjoy seeing our much loved marsupials in their natural habitat and, by supporting Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors, we are helping to ensure that these memorable encounters will continue long into the future.”
Founder of Wildlife Warriors, Terri Irwin is thrilled about the partnership and what it means for the future of our wildlife. “We are so thankful to the team at AAT Kings for their generous and ongoing support of Wildlife Warriors. This partnership will help us continue to fund the lifesaving work at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, providing care and treatment for our native Australian wildlife to get them back out into the wild where they belong as soon as possible. Our work would not be possible without sponsors like AAT Kings,” she said.
To celebrate this ongoing partnership, AAT Kings recently ran a Wildlife Warriors Photo Competition asking entrants to send in snaps of themselves with their favourite Australian or New Zealand wildlife companion. The two lucky winners were then whisked away on a two night Wildlife Warriors Getaway to Australia Zoo which included an exclusive behind-the-scenes visit to the Wildlife Hospital and a VIP tour. The group were given an exclusive opportunity to observe the hospital’s vets and volunteers in action and see firsthand how dedicated they are to the cause. They even got to meet one of the hospital’s patients, Brash the koala, who had fallen victim to an unfortunate road accident. After continuous attendance by the hospital’s vets, Brash will soon be released back into the wild.
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