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Published On: 29 Dec 2023

Help Us Save Koalas Like Daniel

This time of year is known as ‘Koala Trauma Season’, with more Koalas attempting to cross local roads during these warmer months. However this week has been more challenging than usual, with a devastating storm hitting the Gold Coast, bringing us additional patients.

Daniel the Koala, a feisty young 10-month-old male was brought into the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital on Boxing Day after the storm. He was rescued alone, from a fallen tree in Helensvale, with mum nowhere to be seen.

On initial examination, Daniel had generalised bruising, superficial wounds and chest injuries associated with the fall – he has been in ICU for the past 72 hrs on IV fluids and pain relief.

Today (Thursday 29th) he underwent a full examination, including an X-ray and abdominal ultrasound - which showed no major signs of trauma and returned clear blood results.

Daniel has been closely monitored and is now on the road to recovery, being discharged from ICU and now moved into a larger hospital enclosure.

Each Koala is precious and complicated to treat, so we need your help to save patients like Daniel.

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital has admitted an extra 51 Koalas so far this year, which is 20 percent more than the same time last year. Last year there were 261 Koalas admitted.

In more positive news, we’re pleased to report that over 300 Koalas have now been vaccinated against chlamydia which will ultimately help to reduce admissions in the future.

Our Koala Chlamydia Vaccine Research Program now includes 45 Koalas including 21 joeys that have been born into the program.

Please save Koalas today, donate below.