Every year, the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital confesses and also deals with around 500
koalas. Over half of them are suffering with chlamydia, an illness that spreads out swiftly and also is commonly deadly if not treated.
Dealing with contaminated koalas is pricey, with Senior Vet Dr Michael Pyne telling myGC it sets you back around $7000 to deal with an ordinary koala.
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“It’s unfortunate to see day in day out koalas can be found in with innovative chlamydial condition,” he stated.
“We only see the fortunate ones that make it right into the healthcare facility– much of them pass away out in the wild from chlamydia.”
So just how can you assist?
On Sunday 16 May, the Gold Coast Beach Parade will certainly be increasing much required funds for the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital so they can continue to take care of our neighborhood koala populace.
The occasion at Burleigh Heads also wants to establish a globe document for the best number of people using koala ear visors involved in a coastline ceremony.
“Gold Coasters will certainly walk from Burleigh Heads down to North Burleigh on the coastline, turning and also returning. It’s file, so you will certainly see this fantastic size of individuals using their intense pink koala ear visors,” Organiser Leanne St Geroge told myGC.
“Most notably, we are elevating cash for our hairy citizens, the koalas, through our charity of selection, the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation. That does not love conserving koalas.”
Entry costs are $25 per person, $80 for a family members (as much as 4) and $200 for a company/sporting club/school (approximately 10), which will certainly go directly to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation to support the Gold Coast’s koala population.
The Gold Coast Beach Parade will be held on May 16 at Burleigh Heads.
For details or to sign up, check out goldcoastbeachparade.com.au