Posted on 12th October 2012 by Media Relations
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital sees over 300 orphaned or injured wild animals every year. As the weather starts to warm up, the Wildlife Hospital is starting to see a rise in the number of injured wildlife. Recently the Wildlife Hospital received a Brown Falcon from a WIRES carer. Sadly, the Falcon had a gunshot wound and needed to undergo surgery. The Zoo’s vets were able to remove the bullet from the bird and following some supportive medications and rehabilitation at the Wildlife Hospital, the Falcon had recovered well and was fit to be released back into the wild.The Wildlife Hospital is a free wildlife service for members of the public who come across sick, injured or orphaned wildlife. If you see a native animal that needs veterinary assistance please bring it to the Zoo in a cardboard box to reduce any stress to the animal and report to the Savannah Visitor Plaza were our staff will assist you.