Updated: Jan 8, 2020
MORC Creations is proud to announce we have now adopted 2 kolas at the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie in NSW Australia.
The following are their stories. If you would like to adopt a Koala or could please donate to help with these precious animals then please go to the Koala hospital website.
Koala 1: Emerald Downs Mary
Emerald Downs Mary's Story
This young female came to us with a very unusual condition for a koala of her age. Her left eye had very advanced glaucoma which is a condition not unusual in koalas but not normally seen in young animals.
Poor Emerald Downs Mary must have been involved in some sort of physical trauma – a fall from a tree maybe?
Mary is a very gentle easy koala so the decision was made to surgically remove the remaining eye which due to the high ocular pressure would have been causing her considerable pain.
As the Koala Hospital has many years’ experience in dealing with blind koalas we knew that Mary would cope well with life in captivity as a koala without vision.
Koala 2: Kooloonbung Tasha
Kooloonbung Tasha's Story
In late December 2018 members of the public noticed a small joey curled up next to a tree in a reserve in Port Macquarie. The joey had blood around the neck area, so the Koala Hospital was called to come and pick up “a joey attacked by a dog”.
Once the koala was admitted, Kooloonbung Tasha was found to be infested with ticks, and not attacked by a dog. She was anaemic, and otherwise listless and generally unwell. After initial treatment at the Koala Hospital, Tasha was placed in home care where she got 24 hour treatment and care.
Tasha spent the first week sitting in a washing basket where she slept a lot and began to recover. She responded well to the medical treatment, daily fresh leaves and the three formula feeds each day which were mixed with pumpkin, sweet corn and apple. After that week she was strong enough again to climb around on small branches.