Flax the Wonga Pigeon - 15th January 2011
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.
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