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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 2014

Joffrey the Frilled Neck Lizard

Joffrey the Frilled Neck Lizard

Age: Adult

Sex: Unknown Weight: 380gms

Found: On the side of the road in the region of Bribie Island. It was suspected that he had either been clipped or caught up in the slip stream of a passing vehicle.

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Georgia the Red Kangaroo Joey

Georgia the Red Kangaroo Joey

Age: Juvenile

Sex: Female Weight: 1.7kgs

Found: In the St George region in central west QLD. Georgia was orphaned after her mum was shot.

Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by the rescue unit who met her initial carers half way. Georgia has traveled over six hours in total to get the care that she required!

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Olive the Olive-Headed Sea Snake

Olive the Olive-Headed Sea Snake

Age: Juvenile

Sex: Unknown Weight: 70gms

Found: Washed ashore at the high-tide mark on Coolum Beach.

Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by the Rescue Unit.

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