Around the Hospital
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital update
January 12, 2018
As well as rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing wild koalas, scientific research is an important component of the Koala Hospital. We are collaborators on, and collect samples for, numerous research projects for University Sydney, Federation University, Murdoch University, University of Sunshine Coast and the Centre for Wildlife Genomics at the Australian Museum.
March 26, 2016
In mid March the Koala Hospital hosted two prison officers from the Wildlife Care Centre at the Outer Metropolitan Multi Purpose Correctional Centre, Sydney for a seven day “work experience” program
Westhaven Barry was much loved
July 3, 2015
Westhaven Barry the much loved little male koala who came to us in 2008 was gently sent to the “Great Gumtree in the Sky” on 2/7/15.
Visitor from Chen Chen near Shanghai
April 28, 2015
He told us he had flown to Taiwan, and cycled there, and then to NZ, and cycled Christchurch to Auckland. Then flew to the Gold Coast, and was on his way via Sydney, to Melbourne!
November 12, 2014
Monday 10 Nov, the Koala Hospital ‘released’ six orphan joeys’ into a site south of Port Macquarie.
A Volunteer retires after 10 years
June 15, 2013
In the early days, when dollars were scarce and helpers were few, those on the team often brought their own tools to get the job done.