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Bunyip the Greater Glider   - 5th October 2012

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Bunyip the Greater Glider

Age: 3 months Sex: Male Weight: 110g

Found: On the highway near Murgon after a suspected vehicle strike. His mother had sadly not survived.

Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by a local wildlife carer.

Veterinary Assessment: Dr Amber assessed Bunyip and found he was bright, alert and responsive. Luckily he had suffered no injuries, though he was a little bit dehydrated.

Treatment: Dr Amber administered Bunyip fluids, and kept him snug in Nursery ICU before being transferred to a wildlife carer.

Outcome: Bunyip later developed digestive complications, which unfortunately proved too much for his tiny body. Sadly, Bunyip passed away within days.

AZWH Fact: Baby greater gliders typically remain in their mums' pouch until they are about nine months of age, so little orphans need a lot of TLC! Please give us a call if you come across any orphaned wildlife.



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