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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.

February 2019

Nalu the Green Sea Turtle

Nalu the Green Sea Turtle

Age: Adult

Sex: Female Weight: 89kgs

Found: Nalu was found washed up on the rocks in the Port of Brisbane, Queensland, severely entangled in a crap pot, discarded rope, and fishing buoys. Her front right flipper had been completely amputated by the entanglement.

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Lloyd the Southern Boobook

Lloyd the Southern Boobook

Age: Adult

Sex: Unknown Weight: 290gms

Found: Lloyd was found on the ground in Dayboro, Queensland, unable to fly.

Transported to: A delivery driver noticed Lloyd in distress and called Wildcare rescue group who took him to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital for veterinary help.

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Hawkeye the Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Hawkeye the Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Age: Juvenile

Sex: Unknown Weight: 3.5kgs

Found: Hawkeye was floating past a jetty in Golden Beach, Queensland when local residents spotted him entangled in fishing line.

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