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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.

January 2018

Heidi the Rose-Crowned Fruit-Dove

Heidi the Rose-Crowned Fruit-Dove

Age: Juvenile

Sex:Weight: 22gms

Found: Heidi was found on the ground after she'd fallen from her nest in a tree in Maleny, Queensland.

Transported to: Unable to reunite the young chick with her mother, a wildlife carer transported Heidi to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital for specialised care.

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Magic the Common Brushtail Possum

Magic the Common Brushtail Possum

Age: Juvenile

Sex:Weight: 177gms

Found: Magic was found in a dog's mouth in a backyard in Beerwah, Queensland. The worried mother possum was in a possum box in a tree nearby, sadly unable to help her young.

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Peta the Blue-tongued Skink & her young

Peta the Blue-tongued Skink & her young

Age: Adult & Newborns

Sex:Weight: 660gms

Found: Peta was found slumped over in a backyard in Elimbah, Queensland after being accidentally run-over by a lawn mower in the long grass.

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Samson the Red-necked Wallaby

Samson the Red-necked Wallaby

Age: 6 months

Sex:Weight: 1.5kgs

Found: Young Samson was found in his mother's pouch after they were hit by a car in Kobble Creek, Queensland.

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