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Kangaroo Island – latest update from Zoos SA veterinary team

We thought we’d give you an update from Kangaroo Island where our veterinary team continue to assist and work alongside other agencies on site at the KI Wildlife Park (Parndana).

Di Hakof, Zoos SA’s wonderful AHC Manager, reported back to us that the number of animals coming into the temporary animal hospital has slowed considerably.

The veterinary teams are now reporting seeing a ‘second phase’ on Kangaroo Island where the majority of injuries and symptoms are related to smoke inhalation, dehydration and hunger.

While approximately five animals come into the hospital each day, roughly the same number are being released to unaffected areas of the island.

Enormous efforts from so many agencies and teams means that the Parndana facility has really ‘taken shape’ and that there is now an orphanage area for koala joeys and plenty of strong and comfortable housing for the animals in need of treatment.

The veterinary work is certainly nowhere near over, and so Zoos SA will continue to send staff to work alongside others for the foreseeable future.

As always, thank you for your support.


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