The system we bought is portable and can easily be taken into the Zoo grounds to radiograph larger animals such as elephants and giraffe.
Two fledgling Powerful Owls (Ninox strenua) were admitted to the Taronga Zoo Wildlife Hospital, two weeks apart.
Staff from the Taronga Zoo Wildlife Hospital became involved in a wildlife rescue while they were on a scientific sea bird boat trip off the coast of Wollongong.
A White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) was taken to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo Wildlife Hospital after a local resident found it collapsed and unable to fly. The rescuer has watched this bird live and breed on his property at Narromine for many years.
The Wildlife Hospitals at Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos also care for around 1500 native animals each year. These animals are brought to the hospitals by members of the community after being found sick, injured or orphaned.
Both hospitals are responsible for maintaining the health of the Zoos’ animal collections, treatment and rehabilitation of wildlife brought to the hospitals, and participation in conservation, research and education programs.The Taronga Conservation Society Australia operates two wildlife hospitals - at Taronga Zoo in Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo.