Molly the Koala Joey
Age: 18 months
Sex: Female Weight: 2.2kg
With mum’s permission, Molly the koala joey began the search for her own home. While on her new adventure, Molly mistook a backyard fence as yet another obstacle to face while finding the perfect tree.
In our hot summer weather, poor Molly was stuck on a roof of a home with no shade, no water and no food for three whole days! Molly did her best to find a way off the roof and out of the scorching heat but the barking dogs in the backyard meant there was no safe escape.
On the third day, Molly was desperately weak and dehydrated. She mustered enough strength to let out a ‘yip’ (a baby koala’s cry) and thankfully drew the attention of the homeowners. After being rushed to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, Molly was immediately treated for dehydration and exhaustion. To make matters worse, during her examination, Molly also tested positive for conjunctivitis.
Molly is now receiving some muchNneeded TLC from the Hospital team and once her conjunctivitis has cleared, she will be released back into the wild in an area away from any potential threats. With the help of Minnik’s sponsorship, Molly will be able to safely resume the search for her new home soon.
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Call the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital on 1300 369 652 for all wildlife emergencies.