Peter the squirrel glider - 22nd March 2013
Age: Juvenile Sex: Male Weight: 50g
Found: Orphaned and alone in the Tanawha area.
Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by the member of the public who found him.
Veterinary Assessment: Dr Amber assessed gorgeous little Peter and found he was well hydrated and luckily, had no injuries.
Treatment: Peter was given a drink mix of water and glucose to maintain his hydration and kept warm in a humidicrib in the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital nursery.
Outcome: Peter has been sent to an experienced wildlife rehabilitator, but it will be several months before he is old enough to be released back into the wild. Peter will become a part of a new family of gliders before they are all released together.
AZWH Fact: Squirrel gliders make a den in hollow trees and line it with leaves where they will sleep. They usually live in groups of one male, two females and their offspring.
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