PATIENT OF THE WEEK
This week’s patient is Kaposi the Australian Laughing Kookaburra. Kaposi is one very lucky bird as he was rescued from a skimmer box in a swimming pool where he near drowned. Birds have quite complex respiratory systems that include air sacs throughout the body. Kaposi has a respiratory infection that is being treated with antibiotics. Kaposi certainly had quite a scare but following treatment and some TLC this Kookaburra will be laughing his way back into the wild.
Many pools have glass fences around them which birds can’t see. Unfortunately it is quite common for birds to fly into these fences and get knocked into the swimming pool which is likely the case for Kaposi.
You can help patients like Kaposi by donating to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation here.
Together we can make a difference!