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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.

May 2017

Michelangelo the Loggerhead Turtle

Michelangelo the Loggerhead Turtle

Age: Adult

Sex:Weight: 97kgs

Found: Michelangelo the fully-grown loggerhead turtle was found beached in Woorim, Queensland at low tide suffering a serious blow to the head from a boat.

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Stanley the Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo

Stanley the Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo

Age: Sub Adult

Sex:Weight: 650gms

Found: A registered wildlife carer came to Stanley's rescue on the side of the road and rushed him to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital for immediate medical attention.

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Shirley the Echidna

Shirley the Echidna

Age: Juvenile

Sex:Weight: 690gms

Found: Shirley and her mother were found on the side of the road in Ningi, Queensland after they were struck by car. Shirley's mother passed away due to her injuries, sadly leaving young Shirley an orphan.

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Cookie the Laughing Kookaburra

Cookie the Laughing Kookaburra

Age: Adult

Sex:Weight: 300gms

Found: Cookie was found at the base of a tree in rubbish tip in Caboolture, Queensland, unable to fly.

Transported to: Cookie was rescued by a kind member of the public and brought to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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Derek the Black-striped Wallaby Joey

Derek the Black-striped Wallaby Joey

Age: Juvenile

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Found: Derek the black-striped wallaby joey was found all alone in an abandoned house. Poor Derek had been without food or water for several days.

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