KSR adopted four Koalas in January that had been badly hurt during the bushfires. We have been keeping up to date with their healing progress and have loved seeing them improve.
However, one of our first to have been rescued, LINR Paul unfortunately had a fast decline and passed away last week. We are extremely sad to hear this news and thank @portmacquariekoalahospital for all their hard work to help get these Koalas back into the wild. We are hoping for a fast recovery for our other three adopted Koalas.
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital statement
‘It is with a heavy heart that I let you know LINR Paul passed away on Sunday 28th June.
Paul was the first koala rescued in the devastating bush fires in Port Macquarie in November last year. He was brought to the Koala Hospital as a badly burnt, traumatised little koala. For a long time Paul sat in his basket in intensive care. Over the following months Paul responded well to treatment and his healing progressed as expected. In spite of a nutritious diet and all the specialist care that the hospital could give, LINR Paul’s health declined last week and he passed away quickly.
Unfortunately, some wild koalas struggle to cope and return to peak health after a huge injury such as Paul suffered.
The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital volunteers and staff who cared for Paul for over eight months have been devastated by his loss. Paul touched the hearts of everyone who looked after him.’