As you can see from the images this is one gorgeous little girl and she acquired her name due to just how huggable she is. Smoosh was admitted to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital following a vehicle hit which claimed the life of her mother. Following a thorough examination and x-rays it was determined that Smoosh thankfully had no severe injuries. Smoosh was given pain relief to assist with pain from minor bruising as well as fluid therapy and electrolytes for the stress she was suffering following the ordeal.
Red Necked Pademelons are quite small with females reaching around 4kg and males 7kg fully grown. They are mainly nocturnal spending their lives in rainforest and eucalypt forests usually only venturing to the edge to feed on lush grass. An interesting fact about these animals is that their tails are not used in support when moving around. The tails drag behind not being used as a third leg like in other macropods.
Little Smoosh has a good prognosis and will go in into foster care until she is old enough to take care of herself in the wild.
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