Wildlife Rehabilitation Stories

Little Penguins

The Taronga Wildlife Hospital receives approximately 35 Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor) each year.

Greater Glider

A Greater Glider (Petauroides volans) was sent to the Wildlife Hospital at Taronga Zoo after it was found tangled in a barbed wire fence.

White-bellied Sea-eagle

A White-bellied Sea-eagle was taken to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo Wildlife Hospital after a local resident found it collapsed and unable to fly.

Green Turtle

A Green Turtle known to locals of Lovett Bay in Pittwater, was found tangled in fishing line that was also caught up in a boat anchor.

Buller’s Albatross

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.

Powerful Owls

Two fledgling Powerful Owls were admitted to the Taronga Zoo Wildlife Hospital, two weeks apart.