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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.

September 2018

Cookies & Cream the Krefft's Turtle

Cookies & Cream the Krefft's Turtle

Age: Adult

Sex: Male Weight: 1.03kgs

Found: Cookie & Cream was found on the edge of a drain in Coolum Beach, Queensland with sores under his stomach and on his feet.

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Shark Bait the Green Sea Turtle

Shark Bait the Green Sea Turtle

Age: Subadult

Sex: Female Weight: 11.7kgs

Found: Divers spotted Shark Bait 100 metres off Shelly Beach, Queensland, struggling to swim, with fishing line wrapped around her front left flipper.

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Mumble the Black Swan Cygnet

Mumble the Black Swan Cygnet

Age: Juvenile

Sex: Unknown Weight: 150gms

Found: Mumble was found alone in Maroochydore, Queensland after he was attacked by a larger bird.

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