Koala Conservation

Working to find long-term solutions to koala chlamydiosis and koala retrovirus.

As one of Australia's largest and most reputable koala treatment facilities, the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital is often approached by research teams to access samples from wild koalas undergoing rehabilitation.

Through these partnerships, we have developed successful research programs with various national universities working to find long-term solutions to koala chlamydiosis and koala retrovirus; diseases that are aggressively affecting koala populations around Australia. Although the primary purpose of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital is to provide lifesaving treatment and rehabilitation to sick and injured wild koalas, it has been recognised as an invaluable resource for investigation into koala health. With over 800 koalas treated every year, Wildlife Warriors are on the front line of saving one of Australia's national icons.