ANIMAL NAME: Mia #2
SPECIES: Koala (Adult Female)
RESCUE DETAILS: Rescued by K Silk, My Bush Babies Australia, Toogoolawah Qld, January 2021
HOSPITAL/VET: RSPCA Wildlife Hospital
REHABILITATION DETAILS: Currently undergoing Final Tree Rehabilitation at Toowoomba Koala and Wildlife Rescue
RELEASE DETAILS: TBA
Koala "Mia #2" is currently in her last phase of rehabilitation at Toowoomba Koala and Wildlife Rescue's koala rehabilitation facilities, where she is gaining strength climbing trees in the outdoor treed enclosure.
Poor "Mia 2" is lucky to be alive, after she and her back-rider joey baby were hit by a car earlier this year. Kathy from My Bush Babies Australia promptly attended the rescue of both Mia and her joey, but unfortunately her beautiful baby did not survive the serious car trauma. You can just only imagine what an emotional scene this rescue would have been for Kathy. "Mia 2" was rushed to the wildlife hospital where she received treatment for wounds, eye abrasions, facial injuries and bruising amongst other issues.
Mia is a gentle soul and now that she has almost fully recovered, she now needs to regain her strength after her time in hospital so that she is fit and strong to return to the wild. She will continue to be monitored to ensure she doesn't suffer any set-backs. She has adapted well to the rehabilitation facilities and has proven very difficult to photograph, as as soon as she sees me coming, she scoots up to the very top of her favourite tree.
Judi Gray - Toowoomba Koala and Wildlife Rescue