Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Dog bite can't keep this penguin down

When he was found lying seriously injured on a beach, Collin from Collaroy was in such bad shape there was little hope he would survive.

The small penguin had deep wounds to his left eye, abdomen, groin and leg after being attacked by a dog.

But Collin has since made a remarkable recovery. "He's a little fighter, which is a good thing when you have such substantial injuries," Taronga wildlife hospital's general manager Libby Hall said.

"It would have been very painful. He's now standing up and eating quite well."

Since being admitted into intensive care, Collin's wounds have been cleaned and he has been placed on antibiotics, pain killers and anti-fungal medication.

Source: Daily Telegraph

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