Baby Koala Hugs Unconscious Mom During Life-Saving Surgery

This 6-month-old joey named Phantom stayed by his mom’s side during life-saving surgical operation. Mother koala Lizzy was hit by a car on Warrego Highway in Australia, suffering facial trauma and a collapsed lung. The two koalas at the moment are recovering at Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, which was founded by Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and his wife Terri. Koalas are native to Australia and essentially eat eucalyptus leaves. They are social animals, with bonding occurring only between mothers and