Touching Photos Show Baby Koala Breaking Mom’s IV While She Has Surgery

A six-month-old koala named Phantom was allowed to hold on to his mother, breaking her IV,  while she was being operated on to treat a collapsed lung.


The joey, named Phantom, climbed on to his mother’s back and cuddled her during the procedure. At one point he wrapped his arms around her neck, crushing her IV tube, made from ultra-thin PVC lining.

According to vet nurse Jamie-Lynn Nevers, The mother  is in critical condition and is expected to die in the next 48 hours.



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