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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.

April 2018

Lightening the Little Lorikeet

Lightening the Little Lorikeet

Age: Adult

Sex:Weight: 39gms

Found: Lightening was found on the ground at a viewing platform in Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Queensland. It is suspected that he collided with something and as a result, had difficulty flying.

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Liam the Eastern Grey Kangaroo

Liam the Eastern Grey Kangaroo

Age: Juvenile

Sex:Weight: 2.65kgs

Found: Liam was found alone on a golf course in Pelican Waters, Queensland, too young to fend for himself.

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Saxon the Koala

Saxon the Koala

Age: 3 years

Sex:Weight: 5.3kgs

Found: Saxon was found in a tree in Cleveland, Queensland with a 'dirty tail,' a visible symptom of the life-threatening koala disease, chlamydia.

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Mei Lin the White-faced Heron

Mei Lin the White-faced Heron

Age: Subadult

Sex:Weight: 590gms

Found: Mei Lin was found on the ground after a suspected hit by car in Currimundi, Queensland.

Transported to: Mei Lin was taken to the Green Cross Vets in Caloundra before being transferred to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital for specialised treatment.

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