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.
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.Read Full Patient Details
Found: Liam was found alone on a golf course in Pelican Waters, Queensland, too young to fend for himself.Read Full Patient Details
Age: 3 years
Found: Saxon was found in a tree in Cleveland, Queensland with a 'dirty tail,' a visible symptom of the life-threatening koala disease, chlamydia.Read Full Patient Details
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.Read Full Patient Details
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24 Hour Wildlife Emergency Phone: 1300 369 652
Rescue vehicles and staff are on call seven days a week. Please don’t let wildlife suffer – give us a call, we'll take care of it!