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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 2017

Mary the Grey-headed Flying Fox

Mary the Grey-headed Flying Fox

Age: Adult

Sex:Weight: 570gms

Found: Mary was found entangled in fruit tree netting on a farm in Maleny, Queensland.

Transported to: The farm owner called the Australia Zoo Rescue Unit for assistance in safely removing Mary from the netting, and to transport Mary to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital for a medical examination.

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Lelo the Koala Joey

Lelo the Koala Joey

Age: Juvenile

Sex:Weight: 430gms

Found: Lelo was found on the side of the road in Memerambi, Queensland, after her and her mother were tragically struck by a car.

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Monique the Common Brushtail Possum Joey

Monique the Common Brushtail Possum Joey

Age: Juvenile

Sex:Weight: 330gms

Found: Monique and her mother were found on top of an electric switchboard in a home in Beerburrum, Queensland.

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