Baby Koala Won't Leave Mom's Side During Life-Saving Surgery

June 10, 2015

When Lizzy the koala was rushed to an Australian Zoo's wildlife hospital after being hit by a car, her biggest supporter was there by her side.

baby koala with mom surgery
BEN BEADEN / AUSTRALIA ZOO

Her 6 month-old joey, Phantom, refused to leave mom's side and continuously hugged her during surgery to treat her collapsed lung. Phantom was luckily unharmed from the accident.

baby koala hugs mom during surgery
BEN BEADEN / AUSTRALIA ZOO

Lizzy is currently in recovery and doing well, the hospital said.

baby koala
BEN BEADEN / AUSTRALIA ZOO

The mother-son duo are just two of the thousands of patients seen at the hospital, which said it has treated 58,000 native wildlife patients to date.

(H/T) People.

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