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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.

November 2014

Tom, Jack & Harry the Laughing Kookaburra Chicks

Tom, Jack & Harry the Laughing Kookaburra Chicks

Age: Nestlings

Sex: Unknown Weight: 35gms, 96gms & 109gms

Found: After their tree was cut down in the Caboolture region. They were transported immediately to a vet clinic in Morayfield.

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Merlin the Boobook Owl Chick

Merlin the Boobook Owl Chick

Age: Fledgling

Sex: Unknown Weight: 350gms

Found: Being attacked by crows on the ground in Bongaree, Moreton Bay.

Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by Bribie and District Wildlife Rescue Service.

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Norbert the Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Norbert the Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Age: Adult

Sex: Unknown Weight: 3.4kgs

Found: Walking around on the ground near bushland in Narangba and unable to fly.

Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by a member of the public. It took four people to safely catch and contain the large bird.

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