Winny the black flying fox orphan on the road to recovery after being found entangled in a garden fence.
Winny the black flying fox orphan had a rough start to life after she was discovered caught up in a backyard garden fence. A local wildlife rescuer was called to assist with Winny’s rescue and transport to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.
Upon admission, Dr Emily discovered that Winny was suffering from a fractured wing, dehydration and mild pneumonia. Winny spent a week in the Nursery ICU receiving fluids and pain relief to aid recovery. Thanks to around-the-clock care from our dedicated team of vets and nurses, Winny was placed into the hands of a specialised wildlife carer to continue her rehabilitation. Good nutrition and rest will be vital for Winny’s recovery.
Winny will continue to visit the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital for regular appointments with the vet team to ensure her fracture is healing well before she will be cleared for release back into the wild.
Fact: Flying foxes play an important role in our ecosystem, they are recognised as a keystone species – a species that has a vital impact on its natural environment, helping to hold the ecosystem together. They are amazing pollinators traveling distances far and wide, spreading seeds through their faeces and carrying pollen from one plant to another.
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