The new Dunedin Wildlife Hospital provides a second chance for injured native animals. Every day, Dr Lisa Argilla and her small team of wildlife vets give their all to save our precious fauna – from kererū pigeons with internal injuries caused by flying into windows, to a yellow-eyed penguin chomped on by a shark. Not all the arrivals survive their trauma, but thanks to the dedication of Lisa’s team and a network of local wildlife carers, most are successfully rehabilitated and finally released back into the wild. In an era where every animal counts, these are the precious moments that wildlife rescuers live for.

Episodes From This Series

Summer’s End

48 minutes / 2019

Malaria Storm

48 minutes / 2019

Purple Rage

48 minutes / 2019

Penguin Tsunami

48 minutes / 2019

Year One

48 minutes / 2019