Purpose of our gofundme... We need a new well to be able to keep our trees alive so we can continue to feed zoo animals!
Australian Outback Plantation company has an extremely urgent situation on our 240 acre plantation in the Harquahala Valley in Arizona. We need to drill a new well as soon as possible
as three wells are over 60 years old and our main well has collapsed. Australian Outback Plants is the major supplier of Australian native plants nutritional browse
, such Eucalyptus and Acacia, for koalas in zoo exhibits across the United States. Kangaroos, rhinoceros, elephants, gorillas, hoofed animals, birds and insects are also fed weekly with these species…. Mulberry, Pear, Olive, Chinese Elm, Arizona Ash and Bamboo. Twice each week we harvest, process and airship overnight to ensure fresh browse bouquets for the many animals. We currently ship 3000 lbs of browse per month. We have been an established provider
of nutritional browse for over 20 years. Some of the many zoos we provide…San Diego, Denver, Columbus, ABQ Biopark, Dallas, Colombia SC, Palm Beach, Long Island Aquarium, Out of Africa, Wildlife World, San Francisco, Cleveland Metroparks.
40 acres of the plantation are planted with a wide range of Eucalyptus and Acacia trees
that provide nutritional browse and have not been watered for 9 weeks!
Temperatures are now reaching 100*F on a daily basis. We have been trucking water from the local CAP canal and this takes time away from everyone's work schedules. The cost for pumps, fuel for trucks and pumps has been in excess of $5000 already. You can easily see the importance of having a new well installed and our original wells upgraded and repaired!
We are also in need of expanding our in-ground growing areas and repairing watering systems so that we are able to preserve the future of the nutritional browse program and increase our browse supply for zoo animals. This will include planting groves of… Mulberry, Pear, Olive, Chinese Elm, Arizona Ash, Bauhinia and Brachychiton. By planting groves this will allow us to end seeking outside sources for these species of browse.
Please visit our amazing website at: www.AustralianOutbackPlants.com
to learn more about who we are, what we offer and the many zoos we are supplying. To become a benefactor with a substantial donation or if you would like to visit the plantation please contact us through our website.
You can make a personal or anonymous donation in any amount. For every $1000+ donation, a tree will be planted and designated in your name.