Mr Mitchell said not only koalas but other marsupials and reptiles needed care. (gofundme)
Mr Mitchell said his business employed 12 staff but would slow down “dramatically” as a result of the fires.
He said he had been “overwhelmed” with medical supplies and the park was continuing to receive up to 50 new koalas per day, as well as other injured animals.
“I’ve always dedicated my life to saving animals and I’m doing everything I can for these guys,” he said.
“Every day we’re seeing more and more animals, we’re building more and more infrastructure, we’re going through a lot more medical supplies.”
Mr Mitchell said a final decision had not yet been made on how all of the money raised would be spent.
“People keep saying ‘what are you going to do with these koalas in a year’s time? What are you going to do with all these supplies?’ That’s tomorrow’s problem,” he said.
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MAIN IMAGE: A Humane Society worker gives water to a koala on Kangaroo Island.
SOURCE: Humane Society