Recently, a koala bear named Lizzy was the victim of a brutal car accident in Brisbane, Australia. She had sustained injuries to her face and also had a collapsed lung. To make things even more dire, she had a 6-month-old joey (baby koala) named Phantom with her. The two were rushed to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, which was established by Steve and Teri Irwin, with the hopes that Lizzy could be saved.
Even though he was miraculously unharmed, Phantom never left his mom's side.
Weighing just 48 grams, he's too young to be without his mother, and he clung hopefully to her through her procedures.
Lizzy's lung was drained and she's now making a recovery while taking antibiotics.
Here's wishing them both well.
Since it was opened 11 years ago, the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital has treated over 58,000 animals. They are largely funded by public donations, so please take a minute to visit this page and consider making a donation to a truly great cause.