Port Macquarie Koala Hospital launches virtual excursion

Koala Help’, a virtual interactive excursion will include a behind the scenes tour and interviews with volunteers
Jun 1, 2020
Koala hospital tour
A virtual tour of Port Macquarie's Koala Hospital

Port Macquarie Koala Hospital’s virtual excursion for kids, hosted by Australian veterinarian and television presenter Dr Chris Brown will launch this Friday (5 June 2020) at 4pm, to celebrate World Environment Day.

‘Koala Help’, a virtual interactive excursion will include a behind the scenes tour of the hospital facilities, and interviews with some of the volunteers.

During the excursion there will be a special reunion between a rescued koala, who was injured during the recent bushfires, and the motorist who rescued him from the side of the road, before he is released back to his home in the wild.

Port Macquarie Koala Hospital Director Cheyne Flanagan said: “This is the first time a virtual tour will take place at the Koala Hospital and we’re excited to share our work in rehabilitating koalas with the future wildlife warriors of Australia.

“The lives and homes of so many precious koalas were lost over the 201 days that the fires burnt in and around Port Macquarie. After being found on a highway suffering burn injuries the koala has had a remarkable recovery and we’re delighted to be able to return him home,” Ms Flanagan said.

The tour was put together with the help of NRMA Insurance which launched a campaign called, ‘Every Home Is Worth Protecting’ where the business committed to protect koala homes across key sites in New South Wales and Queensland.

‘Koala Help’, hosted by Dr Chris Brown will premiere on NRMA Insurance’s Facebook page at AEST 4.00pm on World Environment Day, Friday 5 June 2020. If you miss the premiere, the video will be available anytime on NRMA Insurance’s Facebook page or NRMA Insurance’s YouTube channel from Saturday 6th June 2020.