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PATIENT OF THE WEEK

THE STORIES BEHIND THE PATIENTS AT THE AUSTRALIA ZOO WILDLIFE HOSPITAL

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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.

October 2017

Freda the Green Sea Turtle

Freda the Green Sea Turtle

Age: Adult

Sex:Weight: 58kgs

Found: Freda was found floating in a river in Beachmere, Queensland.

Transported to: The large sea turtle was rescued by Bribie Island District Rescue and brought to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital for treatment.

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Franklin the Barn Owl

Franklin the Barn Owl

Age: Adult

Sex:Weight: 280gms

Found: Franklin was found on the ground unable to fly in Surat, Queensland.

Transported to: A member of the public drove 480kms from the small town in South West Queensland to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, to seek medical attention for Franklin.

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Cutter the Carpet Python

Cutter the Carpet Python

Age: Adult

Sex:Weight: 3.05kgs

Found: Cutter was found on the ground in Gympie, Queensland with lacerations to his body.

Transported to: A member of the public noticed the injured snake and called the Australia Zoo Rescue Unit to seek expert help for the animal.

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