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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 2014

Dewi the Masked Lapwing

Dewi the Masked Lapwing

Age: Juvenile

Sex: Unknown Weight: 230gms

Found: Weak and lethargic on the ground in the Caboolture region.

Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by the Bribie and District Wildlife Rescue Service.

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Flicker the Nankeen Kestrel

Flicker the Nankeen Kestrel

Age: Adult

Sex: Female Weight: 376gms

Found: At a place of residence in Sandstone Point east of Caboolture. Flicker had jesses attached to her legs and a radio tracker indicating that she was a captive bird. Where she came from was a complete mystery!

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Betty Boo the Koala

Betty Boo the Koala

Age: 18 months

Sex: Female Weight: 3.41kgs

Found: In the middle of a highway by a truck driver near Marlborough, QLD. It was suspected that she had been caught in a nearby bushfire.

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