On the school holidays my mum took me down to the Surf Coast in Victoria. We made a donation of pouches to the Otways Wildlife Group. On our drive mum took me to a place where there are WILD KOALAS. It was the FIRST time being able to try and spot WILD KOALAS! We found 12- yes TWELVE within about 1-2km of each other along a track. It was the BEST DAY EVER!
For about 8 weeks I was collecting milk caps. These milk caps are used to treat wombats for mange. This week I posted just over 1,500 milk caps to Wombat Rescue Tasmania
Watch this video to see the treatment process. https://youtu.be/PceufcXR53A
There are so many wombats down there with mange and there's a lot of volunteers trying to help them. This is just under half of what i have collected over the last 2 months thanks to 4 of the cafe's in my town that have held their caps for me. Each week i go in and collect them from the cafes. This week we counted some of them to send. I ...was shocked that the one pillow case that was full- had 1,500 caps in it! We closed up the pillow case, put it in a garbage bag and taped it up and posted it!
If you are in diamond creek- be sure to get a coffee at one of these local cafe's- they supported me and are super nice.
THANK YOU Bridie's Beanery Platters Cafe & Bar The Windy Mile Cafe. CRAFT BEER, LIVE MUSIC. GREAT FOOD and The Vines Cafe. I still have some caps to get from these cafes and a whole pillow case full so i will have about 2,000 caps to donate to Mange Management Victoria. I hope to collect them this week and donate them over the weekend.
This should be enough milk caps to help wombat groups for a while so i am not collecting them anymore. thank you everyone who helped save caps for wombats!
Look at that crazy wombat playing with them! Thank you to Wombat Rescue Tasmania for sharing this photo of my milk caps with a wombat- I love it!
WELL- HERE IT IS! Libby's final tally for her fundraising in September.
THANK YOU EVERYONE that has helped her raise so much money this past month.
You can still donate to her koala cause online
Money going to-
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Australia Zoo Australian Koala Foundation
Special thanks to
Australian Wildlife Habitat Homes
Simply Beautiful Decorations & Balloons
My name is Libby and I am 13 years old. I am a Koala Crusader- raising money and awareness for our VULNERABLE koala's and spreading messages about our wildlife that we are lucky enough to live WITH. These are stories written by ME!