Australian man giving wildlife sanctuary away for free

  • 07/10/2016
Harry Kunz
Harry Kunz

An Australian wildlife sanctuary owner is looking for someone to hand it to for free - if you're prepared to run it.

Harry Kunz owns Eagle's Nest Wildlife Hospital in Queensland, Australia, and he's looking for someone motivated by the love of conservation, rather than profit, to take over two hectares of land and care for the orphaned and injured animals.

Mr Kunz says he's received thousands of messages, including expensive offers from people looking to profit from the site or take advantage of free land.

But Mr Kunz is insisting the site remains a sanctuary.

"I've been doing this for 35 years now, caring for wildlife and fighting for the environment. I don't want to stop just because I'm getting old and cannot do the manual work anymore."

While Mr Kunz has been inundated with offers, he believes not even half will be genuinely up for the task of caring for the animals.

He says a passion for wildlife is more important than experience, and he is happy to teach the right person the skills needed.

"I want to continue to do the right thing for our environment and our wildlife."

Expressions of interest can be made through the Eagle's Nest website.