It was an adventure that had been months in the making; a plan between my friend Reshni and I that we would do a road trip to Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast to visit the home of The Crocodile Hunter, the late Steve Irwin.
After our elephant encounter (and a pit stop to wash our hands), we made our way to the Africa exhibit which is home to giraffe, a couple of zebras, cheetah and the two-tonne southern white rhinoceros.
After collecting the photos we had ordered from our tortoise experience and also the elephant feeding, we decided it was time to farewell the animals and head back to Brisbane.
But before we hit the road again, we had one last thing to cross off our ‘not to miss’ list—a visit to the Australia Park Wildlife Hospital, which is located across the car park from Australia Zoo.
Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital – The Stats
- Nearly 100 wildlife emergency calls are received every day
- Up to 30 different species are admitted to the hospital every day
- Currently around 80 koalas undergoing treatment
- The cost to treat one animal ranges from $100 to thousands of dollars