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Enjoy an incredible behind-the-scenes tour of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.
Shayne the koala is just one of the many lucky animals receiving care at the Australia Wildlife Zoo Hospital. The adorable nine month old joey had been orphaned, and was brought to the hospital for care and rehabilitation in what is Australia’s largest koala treatment facility.
Shayne was recently rescued and taken to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. He's stealing hearts with his adorable looks!
“Shayne is dealing with the loss of his mum and the vital life lessons he needs to learn in order to become an independent, wild koala,” said Dr Rosie Booth, Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital Director.
“It’s very fortunate that we had an observant rescuer who found Shayne and brought him into us because he wouldn’t have lasted even a day in the wild by himself at his young age—now he gets a second chance at life,” she added.
Shayne has a dedicated wildlife carer giving him unlimited TLC around the clock. Once he reaches weaning age and weight, Shayne will return to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital to learn essential koala skills like climbing and social behaviour from other young koalas before being released back into the wild.
Double trouble! Shayne the orphaned koala cuddles up to his new buddy.
Observing the wildlife warriors’ 100% devotion to animal care is a must-do on your next visit to Australia Zoo. For a gold coin donation that goes directly to global conservation efforts, you can enjoy an incredible behind-the-scenes tour of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Be inspired by the team as they provide leading-edge treatment and rehabilitation to injured and orphaned wildlife before their eventual release back into the wild.