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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.

July 2018

Van Wylder the Koala

Van Wylder the Koala

Age: 5 years old

Sex: Male Weight: 7.1kgs

Found: Van Wylder the koala was found in a commercial area in Beerwah, Queensland.

Transported to: The Australia Zoo Rescue Unit came to Van Wylder's rescue and transported him to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, where he was looked over by the veterinary team.

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Zion the Lace Monitor

Zion the Lace Monitor

Age: Adult

Sex: Unknown Weight: 750gms

Found: Zion was found extremely emaciated and lifeless on a property in Wamuran, Queensland.

Transported to: Concerned for the lizard, the owner of the property called the Australia Zoo Rescue Unit for help.

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