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United States
December 3, 2008 6:52am CST
Koalas may be one of the top Aussie Christmas gifts this year. Adoption costs $40 for each koala, for someone living overseas costs $50. The role of the Koala Hospital is to treat and rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned wild koalas, with the aim of returning them to the wild. "Koalas are a threatened species whose habitat is continually decimated by urbanization, resulting in an increase in disease expression, attacks by dogs, and being hit by motor vehicles," a hospital spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Money raised from the adoption program will fund a treatment room, eight intensive care units, a 24-hour rescue and treatment operation, and 33 recovery yards. Profiles of koalas up for adoption can be viewed online. For more information go to www.koalahospital.org.au, email info@koalahospital.org.au or call (02) 6584 1522 Article taken from: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=679889
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@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
3 Dec 08
LouiseKnittel....thank you for making so many of us aware of the plight of the Koala, I for one did not know, but should have expected the same for your Koala's as our Marmots! Presently only 33 known to be alive! A really good program, it seems! I for one, am concentrating with our program (money & timewise) to try & work diligently for our "Save the Marmot" program! Trying to buy back habitat, etc.! Please understand, I don't have blinders on...to the peril of other creatures, but I think that I need to clean up my own backyard, before I tackle others! Have an absolutely fantastic day! Cheers!
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@katsmeow1213 (29044)
• United States
3 Dec 08
But you don't actually get to keep the koala, do you? You just donate money is all. I've thought about adopting a wolf in my husband's name, he'd appreciate that gift. Maybe some day.
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@AmbiePam (50245)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Thank you for this link, Louise! It is a very worthwile cause, and I'm sure I'm not the only mylotter who feels this way. I appreciate knowing the avenues available to help such in need animals.
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@BarBaraPrz (20997)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
3 Dec 08
I checked out the hospital's site, especially the "Day in the Life" section. It was quite interesting.