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Registry Case Number TARZ-9449.1 An adult male Antechinus (weight 4.3g) was captured overnight in an Elliott trap in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park during annual, routine wildlife tr apping surveys. When found at approximately 0550 the animal appeared lethargic. It was handled to determine sex and condition. The animal was alive but not reactive enough to […]
Registry case number TARZ-9624.1 CASE HISTORY The sub-adult, male hawksbill turtle was found nearly dead on Shellharbour beach. The person who found the animal poured water over its head and it moved its flippers, but was profoundly weak and lethargic. The animal was transported to Taronga Wildlife Hospital where it was found to have erythematous […]
Registry Case ID TARZ-6926.1 (Prosector: Jane Hall, Pathologist: Dr Cheryl Sangster) CASE HISTORY: An adult, female brushtail possum (weight 2.456 kg) was rescued from a residential laundry by WIRES and brought to Taronga Wildlife Hospital for examination. The possum had been living in the laundry for 1 month and residents had been feeding it cat […]
Registry case number TARZ-10121_1 (Pathologist: Dr Lydia Tong) CASE HISTORY: This aged (25 years), captive, male lizard (weight 623 g) was found to have an oral mass on the right side of the maxilla resulting in tooth displacement. When touched, teeth easily fell out. The mass was reported to have developed within a two week […]
We would like to thank ORRCA for their continued vigilance in observing and assisting marine mammals on the NSW coastline and for often being the first line of enquiry for the public regarding these animals. We would also like to thank the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, the RSPCA, and veterinarians, who are often […]