Meet Nifty Latty, Maree, Howie, and Basil.
PowerEarth recently adopted these 4 koalas along with a $5000 donation to support the Port Stephens Koala Hospital.
Each koala has been rescued and is currently being cared for at the facility.
Learn more about each koala:
Sweet wee Nifty Latty was brought into care after a weekend long rescue effort. This beautiful little girl was spotted a bit worse for wear with a brown dirty bottom on the outskirts of an area recently affected by bushfire. Unfortunately her mum, who was also suffering from ‘wet bottom’, could not be located.
Latty is getting lots of TLC, fed lots of lush leaf (her favourite is Melaleuca) and is being treated for Chlamydia. She’s not out of the woods yet but we are very hopeful for her recovery.
Maree was hit by a car in October 2017, when she would have been transitioning away from her mother. She had bleeding from her mouth and swelling on the left side of her face. A few days later she started walking in circles and began to bleed around her left eye. Maree wad diagnosed with permanent brain damage and blindness.
Howie is a local celebrity who used to live in and around the grounds of Soldiers Point School. He was well known to the teachers and students who watched out for him. He has been rescued and treated repeatedly for conjunctivitis. Most recently, he disappeared from his usual home range after a larger, younger male took over his territory. When he was found again, his old problem had returned. His eye has improved in care, however, he is being kept in for extended observation to ensure there is no recurrence of the disease.
Hi my name is Basil. I am the poster boy for Port Stephens Koala Hospital because I am just so cute. I was brought into the Koala hospital with an obvious leg injury. As I was still a baby and dependent on my mummy, the team at the koala hospital set out to find her. I’m so glad they did because she had a broken arm that needed to be fixed too.
My health is not 100%. I am missing a nerve in my leg that helps it move, so it makes it difficult to climb trees and defend myself. But with lots of care in a comfortable home, the team here can keep a close eye on me and make sure I’m ok.