Reminder: Take Care on the Road as Koala Trauma Season Continues
Jessica the Koala serves a reminder to all motorists to take care on the roads and be aware of wildlife this festive season. Currumbin Wildlife Hospital sees a significant increase in trauma cases from August-December throughout trauma season.
Jessica the Koala was unfortunately struck by a vehicle and required specialist surgery at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS) in Carrara. Jessica is now rehabilitating at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and will likely be a long-term patient until she is strong enough to be released back into the wild.
Jessica the Koala
In 2021, Koala vehicle strike percentages have increased in the Gold Coast region which is a reminder to take note of Koala awareness signs.
Senior Vet at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Dr Michael Pyne said
we often get calls from members of the public after they’ve unfortunately had an accident involving a Koala, figuratively standing next to the Koala awareness signs – this is a reminder to heed signs, they are there for a reason