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Mei Lin the White-faced Heron   - 2nd April 2018

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Mei Lin the White-faced Heron

Age: Subadult   Sex: Unknown   Weight: 590gms

Found: Mei Lin was found on the ground after a suspected hit by car in Currimundi, Queensland.

Transported to: Mei Lin was taken to the Green Cross Vets in Caloundra before being transferred to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital for specialised treatment.

Veterinary Assessment: When she arrived at the wildlife hospital she was flying well but she had minor bruising around her face. Dr Danny and his team examined Mei Lin and confirmed that she had suffered a concussion and minor abrasions to her beak, but had otherwise escaped any major injuries.

Treatment: Dr Danny administered IV fluids and pain relief medication to begin Mei Lin's recovery, before transferring her to the Birds Intensive Care Unit.

Outcome: Three days later, Mei Lin was given the all clear to return to the wild and was released by the Australia Zoo Rescue Unit.

AZWH Fact: Mei Lin the white-faced Heron was named after a very special Visionary Wildlife Warrior, Mei Lin. Mei Lin has been off to a flying start in this year's program and has become our top fundraiser. Way to go, Mei Lin!



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