Phantom the koala joey holds onto mum during surgery

Australia Zoo

AUSTRALIA Zoo has posted some adorable photos of little koala joey Phantom holding tight to his mother Lizzie during surgery.

Lizzy the koala was hit by a car on the Warrego Highway in Coominya.

Phantom, was unscathed, but Lizzy suffered facial trauma and a collapsed lung.

Phantom is only six months old and too young to be without mum, so zoo staff let him stick around during the surgery. 

Lizzy and Phantom are just one of the 58,000 native wildlife animals treated at Australia Zoo so far.

Phantom holds on to his mum Lizzy during surgery.
Photo: Australia Zoo
Phantom holds on to his mum Lizzy during surgery. Photo: Australia Zoo


"Hang in there mum, I'm here for support!" - Phantom the koala joey cuddles his mum Lizzy during her recent treatment at...

Posted by Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital on Monday, June 8, 2015

The photos of spread widely on social media and continue to raise awareness for animal welfare work.

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