Galaxy the Koala Joey
Age: 10 months
Sex: Female Weight: 1.2kg
Galaxy was found in a shed in Clontarf, QLD seeking shelter and transported to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by Moreton Bay Koala Rescue. Galaxy was orphaned after her mother was hit by a car.
Dr Bec was on duty to assess Galaxy on arrival. She found her to be quiet and slightly underweight in appearance. After a thorough examination and x-ray under anaesthetic Dr Bec discovered some minor internal bruising however there were no major concerns.
Galaxy was administered fluids and pain medication and was sent to a specialised carer. The carer was responsible for raising Galaxy until she reached 2kgs at approximately 12 months of age.
Once Galaxy was ready she was returned to the hospital for koala kindy to prepare her for life in the wild. Galaxy is now awaiting release as she has shown to be fit, healthy and independent. Galaxy will be released back in Clontarf, close to where she was found but a safe distance from roads and others threats.
When a koala joey is born it is only 2cms long! They are blind and furless and use their strong forearms and well developed sense of smell to find their way to the pouch.
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Call the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital on 1300 369 652 for all wildlife emergencies.