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PATIENT OF THE WEEK

THE STORIES BEHIND THE PATIENTS AT THE AUSTRALIA ZOO WILDLIFE HOSPITAL

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The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital treats up to 6800 sick and injured animals every year. From Sea Turtles to koalas, frogs and snakes - the dedicated team of vets, nurses and volunteers work round-the-clock to provide world-class treatment to wildlife in need.

Sadly, 70 per cent of patients are victims of car accidents, dog attacks or human pollution.

While many animals are successfully rehabilitated and released back to the wild, some require full-time wildlife carers for the remainder of their life; others don't survive.

September 2016

Emerson the Echidna

Emerson the Echidna

Age: Sub Adult

Sex:Weight: 1.25kgs

Found: Poor Emerson was found stuck in a narrow drain in Sunrise Beach, Queensland.

Transported to: The Australia Zoo Rescue Unit rescued Emerson from the bottom of the drain and rushed him to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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Shayne the Koala Joey

Shayne the Koala Joey

Age: 10 months

Sex:Weight: 900gms

Found: Poor Shayne was found all alone in a tree on the side of a road in Deception Bay, Queensland. Sadly his mother was hit by a car and Shayne was chased by crows up a nearby tree.

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Rafiki the Red Legged Pademelon

Rafiki the Red Legged Pademelon

Age: Juvenile

Sex:Weight: 320gms

Found: Poor Rafiki was found on the road after his mother was hit by a car in Beechmont, Queensland.

Transported to: Rafiki was transported to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by a wildlife carer.

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Kevin the Forest Kingfisher

Kevin the Forest Kingfisher

Age: Adult

Sex:Weight: 45gms

Found: Poor Kevin was found on the side of a very busy road after a suspected car hit in Beerburrum, Queensland.

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