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Injured Koala Bear Saved by Firemen with CPR (Video)

| by Michael Allen

An injured koala bear was recently saved by firefighters and wildlife workers who performed CPR, including mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, in Langwarrin, Australia.

The koala bear, nicknamed "Sir Chompsalot," was hit by a car last Thursday night.

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After the car accident, the injured bear sought refuge up in a tree where firefighters tried to remove it from, but the animal suddenly fell about 70 feet (video below).

Fortunately, the firefighters caught the tiny bear in a blanket before he reached the ground.

Firefighters and wildlife workers started rubbing his chest and performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until the koala bear started to growl, noted EOnline.com.

"[Michelle Thomas] actually performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the koala and one of the other [CFA] members was actually pumping the koala's chest to get some movement in the heart and also get some air into the lungs at the same time," Langwarrin fire brigade captain Sean Curtin told ABC.net.au.

"We put it on O2 oxygen therapy to assist in getting some oxygen into the blood flow of the koala," added Curtin. "One of the members... had performed CPR on a dog previously."

Sir Chompsalot was taken to a local animal hospital where he is reportedly recovering.

Sources: EOnline.com, ABC.net.au