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Flax the Wonga Pigeon   - 15th January 2011

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Flax the Wonga Pigeon

Age: Nestling
Sex: Unknown

Found: Flaxton, after the nest Flax was in had fallen out of a tree.

Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by a gentleman named Steve, who originally discovered Flax.

Veterinary Assessment: Found Flax to have wobbly balance and a tick on one foot, which was removed. Other than that Flax was uninjured.

Treatment: Flax was crop fed and given sub-cutaneous fluids, and was then sent to rest in a warm incubator overnight.

Future: Little Flax has been sent to a specialised bird rehabilitator to learn how to be a wild wonga pigeon before being released back at Flaxton.

Did You Know?: Wonga pigeons are endemic to the east coast of Australia, ranging from Queensland to Victoria.

Call the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital on 1300 369 652 for all wildlife emergencies.

 



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