This is Amelia, and this beautiful girl is very happy to be our survivor of the month as you can see by the wink she is giving in this picture.
Amelia was admitted to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital on the 9th of August with conjunctivitis and tested positive for Chlamydia. Koalas are classified as vulnerable in South East QLD and their numbers are declining dramatically due to disease and habitat loss. Over half of the koalas admitted to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital have chlamydia and each of these patients require treatment for a minimum of 4 weeks but often need to stay hospitalised for up to 4 months; sadly some of these koalas already have severe kidney damage and don’t survive.
Thankfully, Amelia was one of the lucky ones and after almost two months of treatment at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital she was released on the weekend. This beautiful girl now has a second chance at life thanks to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.