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The rehabilitation and release of Kitty and Koko

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Published on Feb 21, 2018

HIGHLIGHTING THE WORK OF WILDLIFE CARERS

The Southern Highlands is home to a number of remarkable people that devote a significant part of their lives to the rehabilitation of sick and injured native animals.

One of those people is Penny Walsh, whose rehabilitation of two local koalas is featured in a new short video highlighting the tremendous work of local wildlife carers.

The video focusses on the rehabilitation and release of Kitty and Koko, two koalas who were brought into Penny's care after being found injured close to the Hume Highway, and released into Mount Alexandra Reserve near Mittagong after spending months in care.

Whilst rehabilitating animals such as koalas, birds, wombats, and kangaroos is often a very enjoyable and personally satisfying activity, it is worth remembering that there are significant financial costs associated with this work, ie; purchasing medicines, blankets, food, fuel, cages, enclosures, etc.

The video aims to not only bring attention to this valuable work, but also to encourage the community to support these dedicated wildlife warriors. A list of trained & licensed wildlife carers in the Southern Highlands (along with their contact details) has recently been added to Council's website. We know your support will be greatly appreciated!

For more information see www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/wildlife-care or like @SouthernHighlandsKoalas on Facebook.

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