Greenie the Tawny Frogmouth - 16th June 2012
Age: Adult Sex: Unknown
Found: At Meridan Plains at dusk, after being hit by a car travelling at 80km/h.
Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital for specialised treatment and care.
Veterinary Assessment: Dr Bec assessed the tawny and discovered Greenie was unable to maintain any height when flying. X-rays cleared Greenie of any fractures, though there is some soft tissue trauma and signs of concussion.
Treatment: To ensure minimal stress, Greenie was anaesthetised during Dr Bec's check up. She then administered Greenie some pain relief and fluids.
Future: Greenie is currently in a warm enclosure in the Birds ICU getting some much needed bed rest. Once recovered, Greenie will be released back into the wild.
AZWH Statistic: Birds are the most commonly admitted animal to the hospital, and many of them are a result of car hits. Please take caution on our roads, especially at dusk and dawn when birds are active.
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