Fracture is committed to preserving and protecting our planet. As a carbon-neutral company, we are dedicated to leaving the smallest carbon footprint possible — and we know our Fracture community feels the same.
When we announced our partnership with Zoos Victoria for the Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund in January, we were thrilled and humbled that donations reached over $10,470 in just two weeks. While we originally planned on matching up to $10,000, we decided to match 100% and cover all the processing fees. Together, we were able to donate $20,940 — what an incredible achievement!
Since then, Zoos Victoria, made up of Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo, and Werribee Open Range Zoo, has been doing incredible work. Each day, they have dedicated long hours to the rescue, treatment, and release of the animals affected by the bushfires. The updates and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the recovery of each animal is truly remarkable. Here are some of our favorites.
On January 31, The Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park shared via Twitter that the “success stories are in the koalas healing and improving in the new facilities.”
"The success stories are in the koalas healing and improving in the new facilities. The long and challenging hours with a team of people from all over, contributing to save as many as we can” – Zoos Victoria Horticulturist, Daniel, updates from Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. pic.twitter.com/37imy8518S
— Zoos Victoria (@ZoosVictoria) January 31, 2020
A recovered boobook owl was released at dusk near Cann River on February 10. After receiving specialist care from Zoos Victoria, this magnificent bird stretched its wings and flew off into its natural habitat.
This Boobook Owl was excited to go home after receiving specialist care from @ZoosVictoria. Senior forest & wildlife officer Abby Smith did the honours-releasing the rehabilitated owl at dusk near Cann River. Read about her time in a Wildlife Triage Unit > https://t.co/Ctsv2jsaMo pic.twitter.com/PWydApYTFl
— DELWP Victoria (@DELWP_Vic) February 11, 2020
During the bushfires, seven endangered eastern bristlebirds were taken to Melbourne Zoo. On April 2, they were released at Howe Flat.
? In happy news, we’re thrilled to announce the endangered Eastern Bristlebirds rescued during the bushfires & brought to #MelbourneZoo have been released back to the wild.
— Zoos Victoria (@ZoosVictoria) April 2, 2020
On April 3, Vicky the koala was discharged from the wildlife hospital. Vicky suffered from extensive burns, primarily on her hind feet. She will be staying at Phillip Island Nature Parks, where she has free range to climb and explore until it is safe for her to return to her habitat in Mallacoota.
Nine News Melbourne shared an update on orphaned baby koalas Rain and Toby, currently at the Healesville Sanctuary. Both were rescued and treated for burns and have seen significant improvement.
— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) April 27, 2020
Zoos Victoria celebrated World Veterinary Day with a heartwarming video. Senior Veterinarian Leanne Wicker said it’s “really wonderful that we were able to put our skills and experiences and the resources of Zoos Victoria to use at that time and look after that many animals.”
Over the weekend we celebrated #WorldVeterinaryDay! It's only April, but our vets have already had an enormous year. We caught up with Dr Leanne Wicker to reflect on the challenges she and her team faced in East Gippsland earlier in 2020. pic.twitter.com/DADvigXit7
— Zoos Victoria (@ZoosVictoria) April 27, 2020
As the three Zoos Victoria zoos begin to open up and practice social distancing, they have expressed their thanks for the support and donations received in the past few months. Whether they are open or closed to the public, these vets and employees are always hard at work taking care of animals in need. Donations like the one from our Fracture community have allowed them to continue doing just that.
It’s so heartening to know our Fracture community cares so passionately about the same causes that are so near and dear to our hearts.
Thank you for your generous donations and for helping us positively impact the world. We couldn’t do any of this without you.