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AAT Kings scoops prestigious award at the 2015 Steve Irwin Gala and launches The Ultimate Wildlife Warriors Getaway

November 27, 2015 Accolades No Comments Email Email

IvptNCGShfxk6ExMjHTwb_0fjzRFcl9WNCPQHv3El2cAAT Kings was the proud recipient of the Corporate Partner of the Year 2015 at the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday 21st November. Regarded as the original Wildlife Warrior, this fundraising dinner celebrates the life and legacy of the legendary Steve Irwin and raises vital funds to help continue his conservation work with all proceeds going towards Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Warriors.

Anthony Hayes, Managing Director of AAT Kings, commented “It is an honour and a privilege to have been awarded Corporate Partner of the Year at the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner. Wildlife conservation is extremely close to our hearts at AAT Kings and we are thrilled to partner with Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors to help protect vulnerable animals in need of care. On our range of day tours and guided holidays we showcase the very best of Australia to our guests but we also recognise the importance of addressing matters which impact the areas we visit. This partnership allows our guests to not only see iconic koalas but also learn about these animals and the amazing work the staff at the hospital do to ensure future generations can appreciate them too.”

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To celebrate this recognition and raise further awareness of this important TreadRight project, AAT Kings has launched a competition with the chance to win The Ultimate Wildlife Warriors Getaway. Three winners will enjoy an exclusive money can’t buy behind the scenes tour of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, gain VIP entry to the Zoo and spend two nights at the Oaks Oasis Caloundra on the stunning Sunshine Coast. To enter and for full details of this competition visit aatkings.com/wildlife and submit a photo of you with your favourite Australian or New Zealand wildlife.  The more creative the better!

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AAT Kings and TreadRight, a not for profit organisation which is part of The Travel Corporation’s family of brands, teamed up with Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Warriors in 2013 to support the care and treatment of one of Australia’s most iconic animals through the Koala Rehabilitation Project. With around 800 koalas requiring treatment every year at a cost of $1,500 on average per animal, koalas are among the most commonly treated patients at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Guests on the range of AAT Kings Queensland Guided Holidays visit the hospital to see first-hand the incredible work the world-class team of vets and nurses do to help rehabilitate koalas.  Through this important partnership, AAT Kings support the treatment of koalas at the centre and help to build eco-friendly habitats to protect those that are sick or orphaned.

For more information, visit www.aatkings.com

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