This week’s patient is a beautiful fledgling Brown Falcon named Phillip.
Poor little Phillip fell victim to what appears to be sibling rivalry resulting in him being knocked out of his nest! Little Phillip was brought to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital where he received a thorough examination which resulted in him thankfully having no injuries.
Phillip remained at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital until a professional tree climber were secured to be able to place Phillip back in his nest with his naughty sibling.
It is a common, misconception that if you touch a baby animal it will not be accepted back by its parents. This is a myth and in fact the parents are almost always happy to have their baby back and care for them even if it is several weeks later. Young Phillip is now back in the wild with a second chance at life thanks to a group effort with rescuers, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, Wildcare and a very brave tree climber.
You can help patients like Phillip by donating to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation here.
Together we can make a difference!