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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.

March 2017

Peacetrain the Brisbane River Short-necked Turtle

Peacetrain the Brisbane River Short-necked Turtle

Age: Adult

Sex:Weight: 1.48kgs

Found: Peacetrain was found by a fisherman at Somerset Dam, Queensland after he'd eaten the fisherman's bait and become hooked on the fishing line.

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Troy the Echidna

Troy the Echidna

Age: Juvenile

Sex:Weight: 780gms

Found: Young Troy was found on the side of the road after he was hit by a car in Palmwoods, Queensland.

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Lil Darlin the Common Brushtail Possum Joey

Lil Darlin the Common Brushtail Possum Joey

Age: Juvenile

Sex:Weight: 240gms

Found: Lil Darlin the brushtail possum joey was found clinging to her mother's body after she had been sadly poisoned by rat bait at a local school.

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Adeline the Koala

Adeline the Koala

Age: 3 years old

Sex:Weight: 5.95kg

Found: Adeline was spotted in a tree in Petrie, Queensland with brown stains on her backside.

Transported to: A local rescue group who are very familiar with the signs of 'dirty tail,' rescued Adeline and brought her to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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