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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 2017

Naomi the Platypus

Naomi the Platypus

Age: Juvenile

Sex:Weight: 195gms

Found: Naomi was found in a concrete car park in Morayfield, Queensland after she wandered from her home in a nearby creek, possibly disoriented in the recent high temperatures.

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Tinkerbell the Common Planigale

Tinkerbell the Common Planigale

Age: Adult

Sex:Weight: 10gms

Found: Tiny Tinkerbell was found in a pet's mouth after she was attacked by a cat in Peachester, Queensland.

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Brew the Wompoo Fruit Dove

Brew the Wompoo Fruit Dove

Age: Adult

Sex:Weight: 490gms

Found: Brew was found in a tree in Maleny, Queensland after he flew into a window at high speed.

Transported to: A kind member of the public noticed Brew in distress and transported him to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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