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Lace Monitor gets back on his feet

TWPZ Wildlife Hospital

A Lace Monitor (often referred to as a Goanna) was brought into Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital in early December by a member of the public after it was hit by a car.  The Lace Monitor was suffering a fractured jaw and had a mouth infection.  Veterinarian Michelle Campbell inserted a feeding tube to help the animal eat whilst recovering from his injuries as well as a course of antibiotics and pain relief.  After just one month the Lace Monitor is recovering well and has had his feeding tube removed. 

The Lace Monitor will remain in the care of the Wildlife Hospital for approximately one more month, so that he can gain his strength before being released back into the wild nearby where he was found.

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