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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.

January 2011

Picca the Eastern Water Dragon

Picca the Eastern Water Dragon

Age: Sub-Adult Sex: Male

Found: Narangba, in a surburban backyard after being attacked by a pet dog.

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

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Flax the Wonga Pigeon

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.

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Bonita the Satin Bower Bird Chick

Bonita the Satin Bower Bird Chick

Age: Fledgling Sex: Female

Found: Bonita was found by a member of the public near the Peachester Primary School and amazingly her injured sister Bella was found earlier the same afternoon in the school yard by someone else.

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Lecki the Echidna Puggle

Lecki the Echidna Puggle

Age: 3 months Sex: Male

Found: Tiaro, near Maryborough, after his burrow was accidentally dug up in a schoolyard.

Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, after being left for 24 hours in his burrow in the hope his mum would return.

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