Koala Joey won’t leave mom’s side during surgery
When Lizzy the koala was rushed to the Australia Zoo’s wildlife hospital after being hit by a car, she had a very special – very adorable – supporter by her side.
Her 6-month-old joey, Phantom, was taken in alongside his mom after the Queensland accident along the Warrego Highway, although he walked away mostly unmarred from Sunday’s trauma. However, Lizzy had to undergo surgery to treat her collapsed lung.
Now, Lizzy is recovering with the help of antibiotics – and her joey.
Lizzy and her joey Phantom were both mown down by the vehicle over the weekend as they travelled along the Warrego Highway in Coominya, Australia.
While the six-month-old baby miraculously escaped unharmed, the mother suffered a head injury and a collapsed lung.
She was rushed to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital to have her lung drained.