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Zoo News - Volume 40, March 2020

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fyi YOUR DONATIONS The money you've given has been vital in assisting us to help bushfire-impacted animals. In fact, 100% of the money raised for the bushfire emergency recovery work will go towards helping bushfire-affected animals. This means we can give long-term care to injured animals, including threatened species, through supplementary feeding and habitat restoration – in conjunction with DELWP, Parks Victoria and associated recovery teams. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your help! Every dollar counts. If you'd still like to donate please do so via our donations link: zoo.org.au/donate ou may have seen the videos posted on our social media of the Senior Vet at Healesville Sanctuary, Leanne Wicker, who has been treating animals in Mallacoota alongside other Zoos Victoria vets, the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DWELP), Parks Victoria and other volunteers. A triage centre was set up in Mallacoota to treat native animals affected by the fires and several koalas have been brought to Healesville Sanctuary and Melbourne Zoo. Among these koalas were Leafy, who has recently been released to a bigger sanctuary on Phillip Y Island and Vicky who is recovering well at the Sanctuary after being treated for burns. Further inland, a mother koala and her joey were rescued in Gelantipy and brought to Healesville for recovery. The mother, Tippy, sheltered her joey, Jellybean, from the flames and in doing so suffered burns to her arms. After recovering for two weeks at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary they were released back into the wild (in an area not affected by bushfires near their home) on 25 January. Although the loss of animals and their habitat has been devastating, the positive stories that have come from our vets on the ground are truly heartening. ZN BUSHFIRE recovery We have received so many generous donations from our members for our bushfire emergency wildlife work. We wanted to say thank you and update you on how your donations are helping the animals affected by bushfires. WORDS Georgia Lejeune   PHOTOGRAPHY Jo Howell ZOONEWS MEMBER MAGAZINE • AUTUMN 2020 • 1 3 COMMUNITY ZOONEWS MEMBER MAGAZINE • AUTUMN 2020 • 1 3

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