CK Maloney Surveying are proud to be supporting the Rehabilitation of Koalas following the devastating fires seen in Australia this year. The fires are nothing we have ever seen in our beautiful country and have displaced residents and wildlife with some devastating consequence.
Meet Paul and Anwen! CK Maloney Surveying have adopted them to support Koala Hospital Port Macquarie in light of the devastating Bushfires!
Paul's Story (left)
This young male koala was the first live koala to be found at the Crestwood / Lake Innes Nature Reserve fire-ground.
Paul was found curled up on the burnt ground by a member of the public who brought him to the Koala Hospital.
Paul was severely dehydrated and had suffered burns to his hands and feet which usually occurs when the koala climbs down the burning trunk of the tree. His fur is also singed over 90% of his body
Anwen's Story (right)
This gentle young female koala was the third burns patient to be admitted from the Lake Innes fire-ground. Lake Innes Nature Reserve Anwen had suffered singeing to 90% of her body and radiant burns to her hindquarters.
Anwen also has burns to the pads on her hands and feet. Anwen has accepted the 5 star service at the Koala Hospital really well and loves the daily delivery of fresh leaf. Anwen has also found a perfect spot to sit in the unit that she can prop her very sore hands on so this has become “Anwen's spot”.
The Road to Recovery
Anwen and Paul are doing really well – they have both been moved from the Intensive Care Unit to the Rehabilitation Yards outside at the Koala Hospital Port Macquarie.
All their bandages have been removed and they are both eating well and climbing the trees in their yards. Their ears are still quite singed but the fur will grow back in time.
Progress and Healing
LINR Anwen is looking better every day! Her claws are starting to grow back, and her burns are healing nicely. With nice tucker like this, she should be fine for release when her habitat is ready.
LINR Paul was severely burnt, dehydrated and seemingly only clinging on to life when found. He is eating well now, although he is still very thin. Paul is more alert now, but lies on his belly because his rump has not healed completely. The hospital are sill treating his wounds twice a day.
The outpouring of support from not only Australians but worldwide as all eyes have watched such terrible devastation has been overwhelming. The recovery and rebuilding process will be long and arduous, but the Aussie spirit is a hard one to break!
If you would like to help donations to the hospital can be made at https://au.gofundme.com/f/saving-australian-koalas