This week’s patient is Stella the Seagull.
Poor Stella was admitted to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital with fishing line wrapped so tight around her leg that it required amputation. Fortunately seagulls can survive in the wild with only one leg but it is very sad that she had to endure this ordeal. Stella is now recovering well at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital; she is currently being assist fed and is on pain relief and antibiotics while her leg heals. Check out this footage of Stella being assist fed by one of our wonderful wildlife veterinary nurses.
Did you know?
You can help seagulls like Stella by not feeding them which draws them in close to fisherman, and PLEASE dispose of your fishing line thoughtfully to avoid this suffering for our native wildlife.
You can help patients like Stella by donating to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation here.
Together we can make a difference!