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Raising vital funds for the animals affected by the Australian bush fire crisis

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It is estimated that more than one billion native animals will have been affected by the current drought and bushfire crisis throughout Australia, with many injured, having lost their homes and facing a tough time ahead while food resources are low.

Colchester Zoo’s charity Action for the Wild is fundraising to send donations across to Australia to assist conservation organisations in their work to rescue wildlife. There is an urgent need for immediate support with placing rescued native animals for treatment, and also a longer term requirement to return healthy animals to regenerated habitats and revive and sustain populations of wildlife in affected areas.

Our funds will be sent to the Zoos Victoria Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund. 100% of funds raised will be used to support wildlife, in consultation with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to ensure it is most effectively assisting injured wildlife and their habitat. Zoos Victoria vets and keepers are at a number of triage centres across Victoria, tending to injured wildlife on the frontline and a number of animals, including koalas, have been brought back to their Healesville Sanctuary for further veterinary treatment.

If you would like to donate you can do so online via our website here, simply add in the notes section that your donation is for the Australian Bushfire Crisis. Alternatively, if you would like to donate on your visit to Colchester Zoo we have dedicated donation pots in our Guest Services office which you are welcome to use.

Action for the Wild is Colchester Zoo’s charitable arm

Action for the Wild became a charity in 2004

Action for the Wild has donated over £2 million to animal conservation to date