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Baby Koala Stays With Mom During Surgery

Update: Mama Koala and Baby Released Back Into the Wild

Source: Australia Zoo Audio Visual Department

Baby koala Phantom and his mom prove that the bond between mother and child is never-ending. The two were struck by a car in Australia in June, and when mama Lizzy had to go into surgery at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, Phantom, who was only 6 months old, stayed by her side. After being treated for a collapsed lung and some facial injuries, Lizzy came out of surgery and made a fantastic recovery. In fact, her recovery has gone so well that doctors have microchipped her to release her and Phantom back into the wild in Queensland where they were originally found.

Veterinarian Rebecca Millers said, "There's nothing more rewarding than achieving a successful rehabilitation for these two beautiful koalas. They weren't with us for long but in the short time we had them, we all fell completely in love with this adorable pair."

Learn more about the Australia Zoo here, and find out how you can help them save more wild animals in the future.

Source: Facebook user Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

Source: Facebook user Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

Source: Ben Beaden/ Australia Zoo ©

Image Source: Ben Beaden/ Australia Zoo ©
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