A new photo has become the Internet sensation winning the hearts of most social network users and animal lovers. The image was taken as a baby koala clings to his mother during surgical intervention, hence the huge appreciation that it has received.
Internet users have gradually grown accustomed to all possible emotional pictures, so they rarely expect something new to stir their interest. Yet, every once in a while a new photo is released and everyone is left open-mouthed.
Is the case of the recent picture of a baby koala clinging to his mother’s neck during a dangerous surgical intervention. The six-month-old baby was incredibly scared as both he and his mother have been the victims of a tragic car accident.
Phantom, the baby and Lizzy, the mother, have been injured by a hurried driver who failed to notice them as they were running next to the cars. After the incident, the two animals were brought to the hospital where they received specialized medical care.
According to the official declaration of the veterinarians, Phantom did not suffer any major injuries during the hit. On the contrary, his condition was good and stable. His mother, on the other hand, had facial and body injuries. Deeper investigations have shown that Lizzy had a broken lung and had to be operated immediately.
When doctors tried to separated Phantom from his mother’s neck, the little koala bear clung even tighter to his mother and appeared to become restless. As a consequence, Phantom carefully assisted his mother all throughout the surgical intervention. The moment was immortalized and the photos that were released on the Internet have immediately captured everyone’s attention.
Nurses at the hospital reassured animal lovers that both Lizzy and his baby are in a good condition. The surgery went on very well and Lizzy is now outside any possible risks.
Lizzy and Phantom have been treated at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, one of the best vet facilities in the region. The hospital has been founded by Steve Irwin, the famous Crocodile Hunter, who became famous for the breathtaking Discovery shows he produced about dangerous reptiles.
Irwin lost his life in 2006 during a wildlife accident. The TV moderator was accidentally stung by a stingray and lost his life by the time medical personnel got to him.
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