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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.

January 2015

Gina the Pelican

Gina the Pelican

Age: Adult

Sex: Female Weight: 6.15kg

Found: On a sandbank in the Maroochydore River. Gina was severely entangled in fishing line and hooks.

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Neil the Dollarbird

Neil the Dollarbird

Age: Juvenile

Sex: Unknown Weight: 125gms

Found: On the road after being hit by a car in Woodford, QLD. Its protective mum could still be seen nearby.

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Greg the Carpet Python

Greg the Carpet Python

Age: Adult

Sex: Unknown Weight: 1.15kg

Found: Eating eggs inside a chook pen at a property near Gympie, QLD. Unfortunately one of the eggs happened to be a fake!

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The Marvels the Yellow-Footed Antechinus Litter

The Marvels the Yellow-Footed Antechinus Litter

Age: Juvenile

Sex:Weight: 2 gms each

Found: Inside a kitchen cupboard at a home in Conondale, QLD.

Transported to: To the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by the homeowner.

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