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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.

June 2017

Bethanie the Koala Joey

Bethanie the Koala Joey

Age: 18 months

Sex:Weight: 1.9kgs

Found: Young Bethanie was found on the side of the road in Petrie, Queensland, with her mother nowhere in sight.

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Eddie the Wedge-tailed Eagle

Eddie the Wedge-tailed Eagle

Age: Sub Adult

Sex:Weight: 2.4kgs

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.

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Choc Chip the Laughing Kookaburra

Choc Chip the Laughing Kookaburra

Age: Adult

Sex:Weight: 400gms

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.

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Dancer the Green Tree Frog

Dancer the Green Tree Frog

Age: Adult

Sex:Weight: 70gms

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.

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