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Baby Koala Stays By His Mom During Surgery

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

A koala named Lizzy survived being hit by a car in Coominya, near Brisbane, Australia, but she suffered from a collapsed lung. She was taken to Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital for treatment, but her six-month-old baby, dubbed Phantom, couldn’t stand to be apart from her, even during surgery. 

Phantom was also hit in the accident, but he was unharmed

Phantom, who weighs less than a pound, climbed onto his mother’s back while fluid was surgically drained from her lung. Lizzy was anesthetized for the procedure, but she has since woken up and remains at the zoo.

“Lizzy is in recovery and we’re happy to say she is going well,” said hospital vet nurse Jamie-Lynn Nevers.

“It’s so rewarding to see patients like Lizzy doing well.”

Sources: Courier Mail, Yahoo Image via Courier Mail

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