Rescuers Perform CPR On Injured Koala

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An injured koala was recently brought back to life. Firefighters and staffers from Wildlife Victoria worked together to perform CPR on the creature.

Fire officials in Australia recently helped bring an injured koala back to life.

The adorable creature had been hit by a vehicle. Both firefighters and staffers from Wildlife Victoria were called to the scene to assist, but by the time they got there the marsupial had climbed a tree.

Crews used a ladder truck to reach the koala. Those who were on the ground set up a blanket so it could be dropped and safely caught. At that point, the life-saving efforts were in full swing.

Fire brigade captain Sean Curtin explained “Wildlife Victoria actually performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the koala and one of the other members was actually pumping the koala's chest to get some movement in the heart.”

Fortunately some of the rescuers had experience in reviving animals. One previously performed CPR on a canine.

The koala was later put on O2 oxygen therapy to get oxygen into the blood flow. Everything worked out beautifully.

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