The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital treats up to 6800 sick and injured animals every year. From Sea Turtles to koalas, frogs and snakes - the dedicated team of vets, nurses and volunteers work round-the-clock to provide world-class treatment to wildlife in need.
Sadly, 70 per cent of patients are victims of car accidents, dog attacks or human pollution.
While many animals are successfully rehabilitated and released back to the wild, some require full-time wildlife carers for the remainder of their life; others don't survive.
Age: 18 months
Found: Young Bethanie was found on the side of the road in Petrie, Queensland, with her mother nowhere in sight.Read Full Patient Details
Age: Sub Adult
Found: Eddie was found floating in a dam in Gympie, Queensland.
Transported to: Concerned for the young wedge-tailed eagle, the farmer pulled Eddie from the water and called the Australia Zoo Rescue Unit. When the team arrived at the farm, Eddie's feathers had dried but he was still unable to fly, the team transported him to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital for medical attention.Read Full Patient Details
Found: Choc Chip was found in a rubbish tip in Tinana, Queensland covered head to toe in thick mud.
Transported to: A local rescue group were called to help Choc Chip out of his sticky situation and transport him to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.Read Full Patient Details
Found: Poor Dancer was found on the ground in Caboolture, Queensland, missing his front left leg. It is suspected that Dancer lost his leg to a machine injury a few days earlier.Read Full Patient Details
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