The relationship between mothers and their children is incredible and inseparable. A mother can do anything, even risking her life to protect her child. Similarly, a child will not let his mother go when she is upset or scared. He feels most secure living with his mother. He also wants to comfort his mother.
Phantom the Baby Koala does the same in this story. Joey, 6 months old, refused to let go of his mother for a second during his life-saving surgery. He wrapped his small arms around his unconscious mother’s neck.
The Phantom and his mother, Lizzie, were taken to the Australian Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital after being hit by a car on the Warrego Highway near Komnia. While the baby was fine and unsafe, his mother was seriously injured. Her lungs had collapsed, which meant she needed emergency surgery to save her life.
Little Phantom clung to his mother along the way, a strong sign that he did not want to be separated from her. The hospital staff than allowed him to stay with his mother during the procedure. He thought his decision was the right one. If they separate Joey and his mother, they can easily hurt and upset them.
The hospital staff captured all these emotional moments. When they shared these photos on their social accounts, they went viral. They were heartbreaking and heartbreaking. Thankfully, baby Koala and his mother were safe.
According to the Australian Zoo Wildlife Hospital, it was founded in March 2004 by crocodile hunter Steve Irwin and his wife Terry. The hospital is open in honor of Steve’s late mother and wildlife activist Lin Irwin. Each year, the hospital treats between 9,000 and 10,000 animals.
H/T: Bored Panda