Wake up Mum. Are you feeling better?: Adorable moment baby koala hugs his mother as she undergoes emergency surgery after being hit by a car
- A baby koala has clung to his mother during her lifesaving surgery
- The pair were hit by a car in Brisbane's west on Sunday
- While baby Phantom was uninjured, his mother suffered a collapsed lung
- The six-month-old joey did leave his mother's side during her operation
Baby Phantom has nestled up to his mother as she undergoes emergency surgery after being hit by a car
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By Lucy-mae Beers For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 13:13 EST, 8 June 2015 | Updated: 21:55 EST, 8 June 2015
The touching moment a baby koala nestles up to his mother during her life-saving surgery after she was hit by a car has warmed hearts at Australia Zoo.
The baby joey and his mother were hit by a car in Brisbane's west in Queensland on Sunday.
While six-month-old Phantom escaped without injury, his mother Lizzy suffered a collapsed lung and underwent emergency surgery to have it drained.
Lizzy suffered a collapsed lung and is currently doing well in recovery, with Phantom still by her side
The pair were run down by a car on the Warrego Highway at Coominya, The Courier Mail have reported.The six-month-old joey sustained next to no injuries and instead supported his mother through her ordeal
Fortunately, neither of the animals broke any bones and 420-gram Phantom walked away with next to no injuries.
Lizzy sustained a collapsed lung and underwent a procedure at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital to have it drained.
Her joey clung to her through the entirety of the operation and has been pictured holding her chin with his tiny paw.
Lizzy made it through the procedure and is currently on antibiotics.
Baby Phantom has not left her side and has been pictured perched on her head while she rests in recovery.