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Butterfly the Koala Joey   - 5th February 2013

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Butterfly the Koala Joey

Age: Joey Sex: Female

Found: By a local resident, clinging to a tree in flood waters near Toogoolawah.

Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by a member of the public who rescued Butterfly from the flood waters.

Veterinary Assessment: Little Butterfly is currently exhausted, dehydrated and lethargic from the ordeal and suffering from gut issues. She is quite bloated and doesn't have an appetite yet.

Treatment: Butterfly will remian in our Intensive Care Unit for the next few days at least. Her eating will be monitored closely.

Outcome: When well enough, Butterfly will be released back into the wild.

AZWH Fact: Butterfly is only one of a huge number of storm-affected wildlife patients at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, following devistating rain and floods recently. Many animals have lost their habitat as a result of this disaster and we are seeing an influx of sick, injured or orphaned wildlife patients!

Please help the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital Queensland Storm Appeal at www.wildlifewarriors.org.au

 



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