Here’s the moment a 6-month-old koala baby named Phantom stayed by his mother’s side during life-saving surgery.
A mother koala named Lizzy was suffering from a collapsed lung and some facial injuries after being hit by a car in Australia.
Fortunately, Phantom was unharmed, and as he was so young, staff thought it would be best not to remove him from his mother.
Phantom was perched on the back of his mum’s neck, hugging her constantly, and it seemed like his hug did the trick.
“Phantom is with Lizzy during her procedures and check-ups to ensure no one gets too stressed out,” hospital staff said.
“Likewise, Phantom is in a “pouch” when he’s being weighed during starts to ensure he feels safe and protected while away from mom.”