This is Max, a juvenile white – faced heron.
Max was rescued from Tugun by an amazing local wildlife rescuer Rowley Goonan. When Max was presented to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital he was weak, underweight, unwilling to eat and unable to fly. He also had some external trauma to his lower leg thus a very sick little heron.
Max has spent the past three weeks recovering in Currumbin Wildlife Hospital’s Waterbird Rehabilitation Facility.
Following treatment, assisted feeding and some TLC from our veterinary team Max’s prognosis is now good. Once he begins eating on his own and gains more strength Max will be released back to Tugun where he will hopefully be reunited with his parents.