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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.

October 2018

Chutney the Feathertail Glider

Chutney the Feathertail Glider

Age: Adult

Sex: Female Weight: 10gms

Found: Chutney was found in a home in Bellmere, Queensland.

Transported to: The homeowner suspected the house cat may have injured the glider, and brought her to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital to be assessed by the veterinary team.

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Kurt the Ringtail Possum Joey

Kurt the Ringtail Possum Joey

Age: Juvenile

Sex: Male Weight: 79gms

Found: Kurt was found in a backyard in Little Mountain, Queensland after his mother was attacked by birds, and sadly abandoned him during her escape.

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Hudson the Sacred Kingfisher

Hudson the Sacred Kingfisher

Age: Adult

Sex: Unknown Weight: 39gms

Found: Hudson was found outside a home in Newport, Queensland, after he most likely flew into a window.

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