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.
Sex: Male Weight: 142gms
Found: Owen was found in a park in Kilcoy, Queensland being attacked by birds.
Transported to: A registered wildlife carer and rescuer came to Owen's aid, transported him to a local veterinary clinic for initial treatment, before transferring him to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.Read Full Patient Details
Age: 4 months old
Sex: Male Weight: 140gms
Found: Koala rescuers found North, South's mother, in a tree in Tallebudgera, Queensland, riddled with disease.Read Full Patient Details
Sex: Female Weight: 7.75kgs
Found: Shelby was found by beachgoers on Bribie Island, Queensland, missing her front left flipper. A shark had, all but, severed her front left flipper. The humerus bone was protruding and a large, open wound was all that was left.Read Full Patient Details
Sex: Male Weight: 3.15kgs
Found: Cymru was found in a fenced backyard in Little Mountain, Queensland, alone and frightened. It is unclear how he had found his way in.Read Full Patient Details
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