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The following veterinary student exchange opportunities are currently available in Australia.
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Tolga Bat Hospital
Our activities began in 1990, the year tick paralysis was discovered in Spectacled flying foxes (SFF) on the Atherton Tablelands. We originally worked with the SFFs resident at the Tolga Scrub, and hence our name. We now work with any bat, megabat or microbat, from anywhere. Bats come to us for rescue from hundreds of kilometres away, and we also take bats for sanctuary who are being retired from zoos. We became incorporated in 2002 as a not-for-profit community group, listed on the Register of Environmental Organisations in 2007, and registered as a charity in 2008. This enables us to accept tax-deductible donations. In 2009 we opened the Visitor Centre onsite at the Bat Hospital. Finally in 2013 we had the funds to build a space to accommodate the real needs of the bat hospital, rather than making do with what was already here. This 2 story building has a large storage area underneath, and a shared people/bat area upstairs.
Email: infotolgabathospital [dot] org (info[at]tolgabathospital[dot]org) or visit: http://www.tolgabathospital.org