Trauma Season

Help us help them this Trauma Season

September marks the beginning of spring in South-east Queensland and the start of trauma season at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. As temperatures rise so too do the Wildlife Hospital's patient admissions. Every year, from September to January, the number of wildlife coming through the doors almost triples as many species are on the lookout for water, a friend for mating season, and youngsters are beginning to explore. In our ever expanding world, this often means crossing busy roads and wandering through suburban backyards, sadly leaving them vulnerable to trauma injuries.

This is the busiest and most confronting time of the year for us; this is Trauma Season!

Despite the many ways our wildlife end up in the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, there are plenty of ways that you can help.

DRIVE SAFELY- adhere to speed limits and be sensible around wildlife close to roads.

KEEP YOUR PETS AWAY- be conscious of your pets and where they are, especially at night when koalas and other nocturnal wildlife are on the move.

DONATE TO WILDLIFE WARRIORS- a donation to Wildlife Warriors helps Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital continue its lifesaving work.