Mee Mee the Long-Nosed Bandicoot - 28th September 2012
Age: Adult Sex: Male Weight: 1.3kg
Found: On the side of Kilcoy-Beerwah Road after being hit by a car.
Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital for specialised treatment and care.
Veterinary Assessment: Dr Amber found that Mee Mee was bright, alert and responsive, despite having blood in his left ear and a bulging right eye as a result of the collision. Additional wounds were also found in his mouth
and on his rump.
Treatment: Dr Amber flushed Mee Mee's ear and closed the eyelids over his right eye to keep it from protruding. Mee Mee was also administered pain relief, fluids and antibiotics.
Outcome: After three days at the AZWH, the sutures of the eyelids were removed and the eye looked good. Mee Mee is now with a local wildlife carer until he is well enough to
be released back into the wild.
AZWH Fact: Mee Mee is the twelth long-nosed bandicoot admitted to the AZWH so far this year. Their gestation period of only 12.5 days is one of the shortest known of any species of mammal!
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