Monday, February 27, 2017

Koala Hospital, Port Macquarie, New South Wales

Between 200 and 250 koalas are admitted to the Koala Hospital annually. Apart from Chlamydia, motor vehicle accidents and dog attacks are the most common cause of injuries sustained, predominantly during the breeding season.

The Koala Hospital consists of a treatment room, 8 Intensive Care Units, 6 outdoor intensive care units and 33 rehabilitation yards, many of which have trees for koalas to learn to climb as part of the rehabilitation process.

During recuperation, the koalas are moved from the Intensive Care Wing into the outdoor yards to enjoy the sunshine.