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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.

July 2016

Cadbury, Ferrero and Lindt the Lace Monitor Hatchlings

Cadbury, Ferrero and Lindt the Lace Monitor Hatchlings

Age: Hatchling

Sex:Weight: 25gms

Found: The lace monitor nest was found when a tree was cut down on a property in Beerwah, Queensland. The eggs were nestled in the termite mound, inside a hollow of the tree.

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Bowie the Koala

Bowie the Koala

Age: 3 years old

Sex:Weight: 4.6kgs

Found: Poor Bowie was found on the road in Brendale, Queensland after presumably being hit by a car.

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Ron the Barn Owl

Ron the Barn Owl

Age: Adult

Sex:Weight: 350gms

Found: Poor Ron was found on the ground in Beachmere, Queensland.

Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by staff member from the All Pets Animal Hospital in Caboolture.

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Soup the Elegant Sea Snake

Soup the Elegant Sea Snake

Age: Adult

Sex:Weight: 500gms

Found: Poor Soup was found beached on Marcoola Beach, Queensland.

Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by the Australia Zoo Rescue Unit.

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