HEALING: Albi the albino brush turkey.
HEALING: Albi the albino brush turkey.

Albino brush turkey on road to recovery

NOOSA'S much-loved albino brush turkey, Albi, has turned a corner in her recovery after being hit by a car in Hastings St two weeks ago.

She is being cared for by vets at the RSPCA wildlife care centre in Eumundi and "things are looking up for her”.

"Albi was seen by the vets this morning and, at this stage, is doing quite well,” an RSPCA spokeswoman said on Friday.

She said Albi was now eating on her own, but it was too early to tell if her head injuries would cause permanent damage.

Albi will remain under observation for another week to give her a chance to fully recover.

"If she does make a full recovery we will be releasing her back at the location she came from so she will be released back to Hastings St,” the spokeswoman said.

The rare albino brush turkey is winning hearts at the Eumundi wildlife care centre with her fighting spirit.

Residents have been urged to donate to the RSPCA to cover the cost of her care.

To donate, go to www. rspca.org.au/start-your- donation-story and make sure you specify the donation is for Albi.


Mayor says short-stay reforms ‘won’t rock economy’

premium_icon Mayor says short-stay reforms ‘won’t rock economy’

Mayor answers short-stay critic who happens to be standing against him.

Christmas fireworks cancelled in Cooroy

Christmas fireworks cancelled in Cooroy

Cooroy cancels fireworks in light of the total fire ban.

Catch 22 taking tourists out deep sea fishing

premium_icon Catch 22 taking tourists out deep sea fishing

Call of the ocean couldn’t be ignored by third generation fisherman.