Wildlife Wednesday: Gary the Kookaburra

Gary the Kookaburra was discovered floating in the skimmer box of a backyard pool before he was brought in to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.

Dr Michael Pyne told myGC the male kookaburra managed to aspirate a lot of water into his lungs. “He was in a bad way when he arrived. Gary had to be nebulised with antibiotics as he had nasty infections in his lungs and air sacks,” he said.

“It’s always a race against time to get male kookaburras back to where they came from because if they lose their territory, and another male replaces them, they will literally get ‘bashed’ up. We do really need to get them back out and back where they came from as quick as possible.”


See Gary up close and defend his territory at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, in the video below:

For more information on the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, visit: cwhf.org.au/


Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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