Furry faces of wildlife trauma season

Robyn Wuth

These are the furry faces of Queensland's wildlife trauma season, orphaned as their mothers are run over, mauled by dogs and even shot.

Stretching from September to February, trauma season strikes when native wildlife is at their most active - but sadly many do not survive.

These joeys were found slowly starving to death in their mother's pouches but were lucky enough to find their way to Australia Zoo's wildlife hospital.

After receiving around-the-clock care, these joeys were back at the zoo on Wednesday for a check-up.

When they are able to fend for themselves, they will be returned to the wild.

This latest trauma season has become catastrophic as billions of animals are lost and injured in the bushfire crisis.

Australia Zoo's hospital remains on standby to receive injured wildlife to be shipped north for care and recovery.

"Even though this is the busiest time of the year for us here in Queensland, we have told other wildlife hospital we are ready to take on more animals," a spokeswoman told AAP.

"If they can't get here, we are on standby to staff south to help."

The hospital, which opened in 2004, has now treated more than 90,000 animals.