Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

by Wildlife Warriors Ltd
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Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Treating patients @Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

Project Report | Mar 20, 2017
Vitae the Eastern Grey Kangaroo

By Jaigar O'Neill | Community Engagement Coordinator

Vitae the Kangaroo Joey
Vitae the Kangaroo Joey

This seven month old orphaned Eastern grey kangaroo joey came to us at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital after his mother was hit by a car. Tragically, his mother’s trauma injuries were severe and she was killed instantly, however this gorgeous little guy managed to pop his head outside of the pouch just in time for the local paramedics - who had been called to the scene of the accident - to notice him. As their ‘human’ services weren’t needed, they proceeded to help the joey out of the pouch and deliver him to safety in the hands of our specialised veterinarian team.

The young joey was incredibly lucky to have escaped any serious injuries; he’s in good health and is recovering from some bruising as a result of the impact of the accident. Rescuers/Paramedics, Ben Clifford and Iain Hunt came to visit the joey the day after he was admitted to give the little fighter a name. They affectionately named him ‘Vitae’ meaning ‘life’ in Latin. Vitae has now gone to a specialised wildlife carer who will look after him around the clock and raise him until he reaches independence.

Sadly, Vitae’s story is not uncommon. He is just one of the many innocent victims of this year’s Trauma Season; the busiest, most confronting time of year at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

During the warmer months of the year, animals are moving around more; potentially looking for a mate or dispersing from their mother’s territory. This, unfortunately, leaves them more vulnerable to crossing paths with our rapidly expanding urban areas, often being admitted to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital as a result of being hit by a car or attacked by domestic animals as they traverse across the ground. Thankfully, the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital provides first-class care for sick, injured and orphaned animals just like Vitae.

Vitae the kangaroo joey and her rescuers
Vitae the kangaroo joey and her rescuers
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