Steve and Terri Irwin were born into families of wildlife rescuers! In the beginning, Australia Zoo was made up of animals which had been rescued by the Irwin's and unable to be released back into the wild. Today, Australia Zoo has its very own Wildlife Rescue Unit; a team dedicated to rescuing wildlife 365 days a year!
From koalas to Green Sea turtles, the Australia Zoo Rescue Unit is dedicated to saving wildlife. Each day is another adventure and challenge for the team as they swim, climb, run or dive to rescue an array of injured animals. From road accident victims to marine strandings, the rescue team is trained for just about any situation! And with ten call-outs a day - they are certainly put to the test!
Check-out Australia Zoo's Rescue Team in action at Australia Zoo TV. Watch as they rescue koalas, kangaroos, birds, turtles and snakes, and transport them back to the Australian Wildlife Hospital for treatment.