Ocean Summer our loved Koala from Koala Hospital Port Macquarie.

Project Info

Client Koala Hospital Port Macquarie
Skills Wildlife rehabilitation facility

Project Description

The reality of Covid 19 has changed our way of life. As many of us can no longer travel, they have taken a short video of our adopted koala, Ocean Summer.

In late 2012 a healthy female koala and her joey were both hit by a car in Port Macquarie. Sadly, the mother did not survive the impact, and motorists at the scene found a tiny joey sitting in the gutter on the side of the road crying for her mother. The young joey, who was just over one kilo in weight, was named Ocean Summer and was taken into one of the hospital staff’s private homes to be cared for round the clock. Ocean Summer was highly traumatized by the event and took quite some time to settle down. Eventually, she accepted human contact and began to grow. The “foster mother” noticed that Summer was not responding very well to stimuli, and it wasn’t long before we realized that Summer could not see.

In this video, you can watch her checking out her fresh leaf for breakfast and having an early morning scratch. I hope you enjoy this short video of Ocean Summer as I did.

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