A wild Carnaby’s Cockatoo has been given a new lease on life thanks to Perth Zoo’s veterinary team.
This endangered cockatoo was brought into the Zoo’s Veterinary Hospital suffering with a severe leg fracture after being hit by a car.
Thankfully, our team of passionate and committed animal carers were able to use a surgical repair technique known as a ‘tie in fixator’ to give the fractures the chance to heal.
Now, the Carnaby will spend time in the Zoo hospital under the watchful eyes of our vet teams, undergoing regular bandage changes to help nurse it back to health.
This Carnaby’s Cockatoo is one of many endangered cockatoos that come through our gates needing life-saving medical treatment.
In the last financial year alone, a whopping 308 wild black cockatoos were treated in our hospital.
And while this Carnaby should have a happy future ahead of him, many birds are not so lucky.
Sadly, some are brought in with injuries so severe that our teams instead must make their end-of-life transition as peaceful and painless as possible.
This Carnaby is just one of hundreds of birds that is cared for in our hospital. And given the population of Carnaby’s Cockatoos has declined by more than 50 per cent in the past 45 years, each individual bird really matters.
We take the future of every bird that comes through our doors very seriously. We simply cannot afford to lose anymore.
The work done in our hospital is costly and takes loads of our time and specialist equipment, not to mention the emotional labor, but it needs to be done.
We work in collaboration with Native Animal Rescue, Parks and Wildlife Service, Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre, Jamarri Black Cockatoo Sanctuary and Murdoch University to give hundreds of black cockatoos a second chance for life in the wild.
But importantly, none of this work for cockatoos would be possible without YOU.
It’s with your generous support
that we can pour our energy and efforts into saving cockatoos and many more wild animals brought into the hospital, who need our expertise.
Thank you for standing with us on the frontline of wildlife conservation – together we will save wildlife