Sienna the Koala (and her joey, Fyn) - 2nd August 2012
Found: After being hit by a car, at Hampton, near Toowoomba.
Transprted to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by the Australia Zoo Rescue Unit for specialised treatment and care.
Veterinary Assessment: Dr, Bec assessed Sienna and found she had suffered a collapsed lung due to the trauma of the car hit, as well as a swollen tongue. Her male joey Fyn was luckily uninjured.
Treatment: Sienna was immediately administrered fluids and pain relief, and Dr. Bec drained the fluid and air that was in her chest cavity. Little Fyn remains with his mum throughout the treatment.
Future: Sienna is still in a critical condition, and will be kept under close observation in Mammals ICU for the next few weeks while her lung heals.
AZWH Statistic: Over 413 patients have been admitted so far this year after car hits. Please take caution on our roads, especially at night when wildlife are most active.
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