An orphan koala with a broken leg was rescued in Australia

The Australian zoo Weribee Zoo will receive a hefty sum for the restoration and expansion of its area in order to save endemic animals. After large-scale fires the year before last, small koalas literally became endangered and taking care of them became a new national idea. And the symbol was baby Joey, who was taken out by veterinarians.

That’s how tiny Joey was when she got to the zoo

The situation was complicated — a koala mom was running away from feral dogs and fell out of a tree in a hurry, and young Joey was sitting in her bag. Doctors could not save an adult animal, there were too many injuries, but the baby got off with only a broken paw. She was 5 months old, the age when a koala starts to stick out of the bag and explore the world.

The paw was cured, it was much more difficult to nurse baby Joey. With a weight of only 500 grams, she needed constant nutrition, so the zoo workers had to split into shifts to constantly feed the koala. Joey was incredibly lucky and she not only survived, but also recovered, got stronger, she was trained to get food on her own.

At the end of last year, at the height of the Australian summer, the grown-up Joey was released into the wild. The zoo specially waited for the publication so that no one would disturb the young koala. She is now a symbol and a hope for the revival of the population of these animals.

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