Wildlife Wednesday: Jazzy the pademelon

Jazzy the pademelon is lucky to be alive, after her mum was hit and killed by a car.

Dr Michael Pyne told myGC a passer-by was thoughtful enough to check the mum’s pouch and bring the young joey straight to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.

“Jazzy was pretty knocked around – she suffered a nasty fracture in her upper leg. She has had surgery and now has a pin going down her bone,” he said.


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“She’s a tough little one, but it’s a lot of hard work to pull her through. It’s going to be a long road to recovery.”

See the Jazzy the pademelon and learn more about her recovery 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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