Dr Jon Hanger:
In the New Breed Vets episode ‘Amazing Aussie Ops’, Australia Zoo’s Senior Veterinarian Dr Jon Hanger treats a host of injured Aussie animals – an echidna with a broken forearm, a Black Flying Fox with a broken wing, a bilby requiring a tail amputation and an Eastern Water Dragon with a broken leg. Dr Jon also performs emergency surgery on a Green Tree Python with a prolapsed bowel, and rescues an Eastern Grey Kangaroo that has been shot with an arrow.
Dr Hanger, who has loved animals since he can remember, was born with a passion for saving wildlife. He has been working professionally with Australian wildlife for the past 15 years and is regarded as one of Australia’s foremost koala experts. In 2003 he commenced working at the Australian Wildlife Hospital at Australia Zoo with Steve Irwin. As Senior Veterinarian, Dr Hanger has treated an extremely wide and diverse number of wildlife species.