SNACKING IN SUPPORT OF AUSTRALIA’S BUSIEST WILDLIFE HOSPITAL
The Vege Chip Co. is proud to officially partner with its Gold Coast neighbours, and critical community service, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.
Did you know that the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital has experienced a 20 per cent increase in animal patient admissions around bushfire zones?
In fact, 2020 saw almost 13,800 animals – including over 600 koalas – come through the hospital. It’s now the busiest wildlife hospital in the country.
As an environmentally-friendly and community-minded company, Vege Chips is not only providing financial support as a company but also calling on our customers to help the facility directly.
Keep an eye out for changes to our multipacks, with new packaging set to hit shelves over the coming weeks. This will include a QR code with a direct link to donate, as well as the opportunity to name baby animal patients from Currumbin Wildlife Hospital on a quarterly basis.
We estimate that if just one in five of our customers donated a gold coin equivalent, together we can raise more than $235,000 in critical funds over just 12 months. Together, we can make a serious difference to this vital operation.
Happy snacking, and happy saving our precious native wildlife.
Meet Chippy the Cygnet – an orphan baby swan – who was a patient at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital on the Gold Coast. Chippy is one of almost 14,000 wildlife patients that are treated, rehabilitated and released at the hospital each year. There are 273 different species that enter through the doors of Currumbin Wildlife Hospital each year.
Soon, Chippy will grow up into a Black Swan. Did you know the Black Swan is the only entirely black-coloured swan in the world? Black Swans are also vegetarians and like to eat algae and weeds. Black Swans pair for life, with both adults raising one brood per season.
We need to keep our environment clean so that cygnets like Chippy and other wildlife aren't at risk of swallowing hooks or plastic. Also, if you see a Black Swan in the wild, please don't feed it, it's best that these animals find their food the natural way.
The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital opened its doors 32 years ago and has grown to be one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world, with 2020 the busiest year on record. While the services are provided free of charge to the community, the hospital relies on community donations to continue its vital work.
Please join the fight to help save endangered native wildlife. To make a donation head to currumbinwildlifehospital.org.au.
Meet Chippy the Cygnet, a patient at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.
Another adorably cute patient at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.