Meet Bookaboo. He is one of our recent #RSPCAWildlifeHospital guests. He is a Boobook Owl who was brought in to the RSPCA with a fractured ulna. He has been undergoing treatment in hospital to help him get back on track. Bookaboo has now been transported to our friends at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital for rehabilitation until he can be released back into the wild. Call 1300 ANIMAL if you see our wildlife in need of help.
Just like humans, animals need blood transfusions too in times of emergency. Little Precious here came in, needing blood, so a kind donor came in with his carer to do the honorable deed. Thanks to this donor (an adult black flying fox), Precious' transfusion went well today, and she will live! http://www.rspcaqld.org.au/Wildlife We love Precious!
#AnimalRescue - Our Ambulance Officers rescued a lone cygnet on a lake. Only 4 weeks old, this little black swan was lethargic and unwell with no sign of her family. She was brought in for a check-up. The vets immediately noticed she couldn't walk, she also had pneumonia, and was malnourished. Harlow is now with a carer to be rehabilitated, and hopefully she will be able to walk with relative ease. If you want to help us rescue more animals like Harlow, visit…
#AnimalRescue - little Charlotte the baby brushtail possum was found trapped in a bin. A good samaritan rescued her from the rubbish heap. She came into our Wildlife Hospital for a full check-up as well as a luxurious bubble bath and a blow dry. Being only 6 months old, Charlotte is now with a carer to put on some weight and ultimately will be released back into the wild. If you want to help us rescue more animals like Charlotte, visit http://animalrescue.rspcaqld.org.au/
Winter mating season is here for the #echidna. Please keep an eye out on our roads as they may be attempting to cross. The Echidna Train is an unusual mating ritual of echidnas. Males form a nose to tail “train” behind a female. Courting between echidnas can last a few hours to up to four weeks! Cars can kill or injure more than one echidna when these trains cross our roads. Call 1300 ANIMAL for sick or injured animal emergencies #wildlife #australianwildlife #australia #rspca #rspcaqld
Recently Manni a baby Koala was brought to the #RSPCAWildlifeHospital.He was found by Tallebudgera residents with puncture wounds, scratches and a bruised ear. It is believed that Manni was on the ground when he was attacked by a cat. He is on antibiotics and will need feeding every three hours until his eyes open and he begins growing fur. When he weighs 3.5kg he will be taken to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Please ensure to keep all pets indoor to prevent any encounters with…
These wood ducklings came into our care after being rescued by the #RSPCAQldAmbulance. They were following their parents as they walked across the drain and fell straight down. Once brought back to our Hospital they were rehydrated, and given some food before settling in the infant unit. A search will be done for mum and dad in the hope of reuniting them. If not, these ducklings will be raised by a wildlife carer and be released when they are big enough. http://rspcaqld.org.au/Wildlife.
This is Artemis. He is a Powerful Owl who was brought in to our #RSPCAWildlifeHospital. He is quite young and was slightly concussed, so it was assumed that he may have fallen out of his nest. The vets checked him over and there seemed to be nothing wrong. He was given pain relief in case he was a little tender from the suspected fall. Artemis is now in care until he is old enough to face the world himself. Best of luck Artemis!
This is Boots, a baby brushtail possum who came to the #RSPCAWildlifeHospital. Last Friday morning, a passer-by noticed a group of youths walking along Drysdale St in Mt Ommaney lashed out at the baby possum, kicking him into the gutter. Boots started to go into shock with abdominal bleeding and damage to his lungs. He was given pain relief and antibiotics and is now in the hands of a wildlife carer. Please contact 1800 852 188 if you know the culprits or witnessed the act.
Recently we had another visitor to our #RSPCAWildlifeHospital. This is Penny the Pelican from the Brisbane River. She was a bit cranky with having a fishing hook stuck in her pretty face. She was given antibiotics before our vets could remove the hook. Fortunately, Penny has been released safe and sound back where she was found. If you see any fishing hooks and line, please remove them so our sea birds don’t get hurt. For all animal emergencies you encounter please call 1300 ANIMAL.
Here's the story of Frodo a brave #beardeddragon that will be available for #adoption very soon! Frodo arrived at the RSPCA lethargic and dehydrated. He was suffering the effects of his older siblings' rough play, and needed to undergo treatment. After some delicate microsurgery, Frodo is feeling much better. We think he is the most entertaining three-legged bearded dragon you will ever meet. Did you know we now adopt reptiles? #reptiles #beardedDragons
Last week two cute guests arrived at the #RSPCAWildlifeHospital. Tweedledee and Tweedledum are Brushtail possum twins. They were found at Alderly in their mother’s pouch. Their mum had unfortunately been hit by a car and died. After a veterinary exam they were given the all clear to go to a wildlife carer until they are old enough to be released. If you see injured or sick wildlife call 1300 ANIMAL and if possible, check their pouch for any young that may need rescuing.
The first day of spring was a sad day for us in the #wildlifehospital. Within 40 minutes of each other, we had four blue tongues lizards admitted that had all been attacked by dogs. All four sustained severe injuries which were beyond treatment, and sadly had to be put to sleep. Blue tongue lizards are very common in back yards of SE Qld so please ensure that if you hear your dogs making a ruckus in your yard, you check to make sure they're not injuring any wildlife…
Recently Washington the Pelican came for a visit to our #RSPCAWildlifeHospital. He was the second pelican in a week to receive treatment for a fishing hook injury. Named after the American Navy ship that docked in Brisbane, Washington had a fishing hook through his wing. We freed him and put him on pain relief and antibiotics. He has now returned back into the wild. Once again, this is a timely reminder to those who discard and leave fishing equipment behind that it is harming our sea life.
#RSPCAAnimalRescue – Recently our rescue team received a call about a keelback snake caught in netting at Bridgeman Downs.One of our rescue officers cut him free and transported him back to the #RSPCAWildlifeHospital. Within a couple of days the wildlife vets deemed him ok to be released.Did you know that keelbacks have evolved to be able to eat immature cane toads without any ill effect? If you see sick or injured wildlife in need of help please call 1300 ANIMAL