ANIMAL NAME: Snoopy
SPECIES: Koala (Juvenile Male)
RESCUE DETAILS: Rescued by K Silk, My Bush Babies Australia, Wivenhoe Pocket.
HOSPITAL/VET: UQ Vets, RSPCA Wildlife Hospital Wacol & Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
REHABILITATION DETAILS: Rehabilitation by Toowoomba Koala & Wildlife Rescue
RELEASE DETAILS: January 2021, Wivenhoe Pocket
31st January 2021
🐨 📸 Koala “SNOOPY” returns home.
These are a couple of photos of dear “Snoopy” just before his release back to the wild last weekend. Big thanks to Kathy from @My Bush Babies Australia for sending the photos through.
Kathy tells us that the release went very well. “He knew where he was. Went straight up and was eating within ½hr.” “The elderly property owner was so happy to see him home”
🏥 You may notice the koalas right eye still looks a little weepy, the hospital found that this is due to the tear-duct on that side being blocked from scar tissue so it will always weep, however he has been monitored for a long time now to ensure that the eye doesn’t cause him any issues in the wild.
We are so happy for you “Snoopy 😘
22 January 2021
You may remember our beautiful little pale grey koala “Snoopy”, who was rescued from the top of a dog kennel way back in September by Kathy?
“Snoopy” has had a long road to rehabilitation which has included a variety of medical treatments at three separate wildlife hospitals and also a time in care with us at our rehabilitation facilities! He has been in treatment now for over four months!! Everyone who has had something to do with this little koalas recovery has completely fallen in love with him and all describe him as a ‘total sweetheart’💕.
We were so pleased to get the call this week to say that he has successfully recovered from his condition and has been cleared for release back to the wild.
Good luck “Snoopy”, it was a pleasure to look after you for a small part of your journey back to health. Kathy who was his original rescuer will be releasing him tomorrow after he is discharged from hospital.
Judi Gray - Toowoomba Koala and Wildlife Rescue