Tuesday, September 05, 2006

A Visit to the Koala Hospital

Yesterday, I accompanied my sister-in-law Ros and her friend Jerry to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.

Jerry had been asked by the hospital staff to photograph a group of baby koalas. One of his photos will be made into a Christmas card which will then be reproduced and sold to raise funds for the hospital.

I also brought my camera along and took the following shots.

Not long after the photo shoot had finished, the head veterinarian received a phone call from a colleague informing her that renowned conservationist and media personality Steve Irwin had been killed by a stingray off the Far North Queensland coast, in what was soon being described as a “freak accident.” Understandably, everyone at the hospital was shocked and saddened by this news.

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