Everyone remembers the koala guzzling water from the cyclist during the devastating Australian wildfires. Unfortunately, that need to provide water for the surviving wildlife is still as great as ever.
While the fires finally subside, SEA LIFE is partnering with the WILD LIFE Conservation Fund and is asking local residents to help raise money to provide water stations for animals suffering due to the wildfires. Wildlife that has survived the brushfires will be struggling with their biggest threat of starvation and dehydration in the coming weeks. With a longer and more intense fire season, along with prolonged droughts, these climate-resilience initiatives are vital for animal survival.
SEA LIFE guests can show love for Australia’s animals by fighting fire with a five now through Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. For every $5 donated at the ticket counter, SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord will give guests $5 off their admission into the aquarium. This money will greatly help the WILD LIFE Conservation Fund’s effort to manage and create additional hydration stations throughout Australia’s fire ravished areas. Guests can also color a heart to show their support for the country’s creatures.
WILD LIFE Conservation Fund is continuing to deploy water stations throughout brushfire affected areas of the Blue Mountains just outside of Sydney.
The water stations are specially designed to provide water for both terrestrial and arboreal animals and auto-fill as the animals drink the much- needed water. The effort is also led by their conservation partner, Science for Wildlife, along with volunteers from establishments like WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo to refill and clean the water stations regularly.