When Lizzy the koala was rushed to the Australia Zoo’s wildlife hospital after being hit by a car, she had a very special – very adorable – supporter by her side.
Her 6-month-old joey, Phantom, was taken in alongside his mom after the Queensland accident along the Warrego Highway, although he walked away mostly unmarred from Sunday’s trauma. However, Lizzy had to undergo surgery to treat her collapsed lung, reports Yahoo News.
Not one to leave her side, Phantom cuddled into his mother throughout the operation, because that’s what family’s all about.
Now, Lizzy is recovering with the help of antibiotics – and her joey.
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“It’s so rewarding to see patients like Lizzy doing well,” hospital vet nurse Jamie-Lynn Nevers tells