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Badly hurt old turtle washed up on shore at Coolum

News source: Sunshine Coast Daily, Saturday 6 January 2007

Badly hurt old turtle washed up on shore at CoolumMORNING walkers were horrified by the plight of a 100-year-old green turtle struggling in the shore wash at Coolum Beach.

Thick nylon rope still entangled the large male, wrapped around its neck and a flipper.

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Wild passion

True warriors provide an amazing service to wildlife
News source: Sunshine Coast Daily, Saturday 30 December 2006

wild passion

RECENTLY, I retrieved an obviously injured sea bird from the surf break of my local beach.

Unsure of how to assist the exhausted bird further, I rang Australia Zoo and was transferred to the Australian Wildlife Hospital (1300 369 652, 24 hours, seven days a week) at Beerwah and run by the late Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors organisation.

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wild passionNews source: Salt Magazine, Spring 2006
By Kate Johns

It was a little Tawny Frogmouth that started it all 25 years ago.

Bob Whiting found it in a back paddock of his Yandina Property and brought it up to the house to his wife. It was too small to be on its own; a shaking, fragile little mess.

That tiny, mouthy bundle of feathers was to change Sylvia Whiting’s life. Within days, she realised she had found her passion, her reason for being.

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Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Worldwide

just kiddingNews source: Just Kidding Magazine, Issue 7 2006

We protect wildlife, we fight to save their habitats, we are crusaders for the world’s most magnificent creature; we are

Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Worldwide

In an effort to assist with vital funding and awareness, Just Kidding is partnering with the Wildlife Warriors. In each and every issue of Just Kidding we will bring you the latest news and information to show how you can help the Wildlife Warriors in their efforts.

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Wallets open wide for Steve’s charity

wallets openNews source: Sunshine Coast Daily, Friday 22 September 2006
By Amy Remeikis

$1.3m raised worldwide in under 3 weeks

THE animals may have lost the best friend they’ll ever have, but those closest to the original Wildlife Warrior are determined his work will go on.

More than $1.3 million dollars has been donated to the Steve Irwin charity, Wildlife Warriors Worldwide, in the two and a half weeks since the Crocodile Hunter’s death and 50,000 fans across the globe have signed up to follow in their hero’s footsteps.

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Irwin Inc.
August 2006
Irwin Inc.
ORDINARY FAMILIES FIGHT over the bathroom, or whose turn it is to take out the garbage. The Irwins squabble over snakes. Today, at Australia Zoo, Steve, wife Terri, and children Bindi and Bob, perched together on a pile of boulders, are fussing over who'll hold which python for The Weekly's photo shoot.

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Great fans of Aussie icons Great fans of Aussie icons
29 July 2006

A cuddle from home-grown rock sensations The Veronicas was just the right medicine yesterday for battered and burnt koala 'Robbie'. Swathed in blue bandages, patched with stitches and missing an ear – courtesy of his run-in with a car at Redlands six weeks ago – the plucky koala was the figurehead for Australia Zoo's ‘Help Robbie Day' on the Sunshine Coast.

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Veronicas have that healing feeling Veronicas have that healing feeling
29 July 2006

Apart from causing a sensation wherever they appear on the planet, Brisbane singing sister act The Veronicas may have created a new syndrome at Australia Zoo – marsupial envy.

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Wildlife Warriors – The Veronicas Are saving the animals, with a little help from Steve IrwinWildlife Warriors – The Veronicas Are saving the animals, with a little help from Steve Irwin
July 2006

THEY are two of Australia's best-known exports, so when The Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, and The Veronicas came together for the first time for the charity Wildlife Warriors, OK! Just had to be a part of it!

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Thai police seize Sumatran tiger body partsThai police seize Sumatran tiger body parts
9 June 2006

BANGKOK (AP): The body parts of six endangered Sumatran tigers discovered at a warehouse near Thailand's main international airport were likely destined for China to be sold for traditionalChinese medicine, police said Thursday.

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dividinglineWildlife winners in federal budgetWildlife winners in federal budget
18 May 2006

The surgical, rehabilitation, research and training capacities of the Australian Wildlife Hospital at Beerwah will be greatly expanded with a $2.5 million funding injection from the Australian Government, Federal Member for Longman Mal Brough said today.

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Business leaders in the poo for tiger conservationBusiness leaders in the poo for tiger conservation
4 May 2006

HOW much money would it take to motivate you to jump in a pool of poo? For two business leaders it took just $1000 all in the aid of tiger conservation at Australia Zoo last Friday.


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Australian Wildlife Hospital Patient of the WeekAustralian Wildlife Hospital Patient of the Week
1 May 2006

KODY the koala was admitted to the Australian Wildlife Hospital on the 25 th of November, 2004. Sadly, this little orphan was a victim of a severe dog attack and weighed only 800g when he arrived. His left leg was mauled so badly that the vets had to amputate what was left of it to save his life. He has made a good recovery and is now one of our permanent patients at the Hospital. He resides with Whistler in their brand new enclosure and now has a few girls to keep him company!


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Veronicas go wildVeronicas go wild
28 April – 4 May 2006

The hot news is that the Veronicas have just become global ambassadors for the Steve Irwin supported Wildlife Warriors, a wildlife organisation launched at Australia Zoo this month. The Veronicas have taken the music industry by storm around the world.

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Three cool catsThree cool cats
30 April 2006

Singing sensations' close encounter to protect wildlife. POP sensations The Veronicas admit the music industry is full of animals – but none quite like the cheetah they met at Australia Zoo yesterday.

Back home on a break from touring and recording in the US , the 21-year-old identical twins from Brisbane rubbed shoulders with two-year-old Foxtrot as ambassadors for conservation organisation Wildlife Warriors Worldwide.

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MP launches new wildlife charityMP launches new wildlife charity
20 April 2006

FEDERAL Member of Longman and Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, launched the world's newest wildlife charity on Thursday, April 13.

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Call of the wild warriorsCall of the wild warriors
16 April 2006

IT'S official... Wildlife Warriors has gone global. The launch was this week and it was all happening in a little town called Beerwah (Australia Zoo actually).

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Zoo's $2m bonus. Minister gives animal hospital healthy hope. Zoo's $2m bonus. Minister gives animal hospital healthy hope.
15 April 2006

BINDI Irwin hopes to inspire a whole new generation about animal conservation. She's off to a good start with Federal Minister Mal Brough promising not only to personally double the $275 the seven-year-old has raised for Wildlife Warriors Worldwide this year, but also to push for an extra $2 million in the federal budget to vastly improve Australia Zoo's animal hospital.

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Call to delete legal loopholeCall to delete legal loophole
7 April 2006

WILDLIFE Warriors at Beerwah's Australian Wildlife Hospital are hoping to change State Government Legislation to offer animals a fighting chance against development.

Wildlife Warriors Executive Manager Michael Hornby said the group was formulating a case which they hoped to later present to the State Government, the Environmental Protection Agency and to Queensland Parks and Wildlife.

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Helping native wildlifeHelping native wildlife
6 April 2006

LEADERSHIP students from Narangba Valley State High School have been raising funds to help save our native wildlife and last week the students visited the Australian Wildlife Hospital and presented Hospital Manager Gail Gipp and Executive Manager Michael Hornby with a cheque for $2000.

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Wish for new wildlife hospital at BeerwahWish for new wildlife hospital at Beerwah
14 March 2006

Caboolture Shire is paying a heavy price for progress, with native wildlife suffering most. However, the situation might be far worse for the work of the Australian Wildlife Hospital at Beerwah. Elise Martin reports.

AN increasing number of wild animals needing help has forced staff at the Australian Wildlife Hospital, Beerwah, to consider moving to larger premises.

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Koalas at riskKoalas at risk
3 March 2006

IN 20 years there may be no koalas in Caboolture Shire. That is the stark warning from Gail Gipp, manager of Beerwah's Australian Wildlife Hospital. A rise in injuries, cruelty cases and development is likely to take a heavy toll on the koala population.

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Boots ease mammoth undertaking for tsunami tusk force
Boots ease mammoth undertaking for tsunami tusk force
19 January 2006

EVEN for elephants, rebuilding the villages of tsunami-ravaged Banda Aceh is dangerous work.

So dangerous that an Australian support base of “wildlife warriors” was formed to care for the elephants' veterinary needs – including special elephant boots to prevent injury as they helped to clear some of the horrific damage.

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Sadness over koala
Sadness over koala
17 February 2006

WILDLIFE carers were left heartbroken this week after the discovery of a decapitated koala in Bellmere. The discovery sparked concern after two other animals were found elsewhere in the shire in a similar state.

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