RESCUED: A Kingaroy koala is on its way to the RSPCA animal hospital.
RESCUED: A Kingaroy koala is on its way to the RSPCA animal hospital. Claudia Williams

Kingaroy business helps sick koala

THE team at Hams Panel Beating Service came to the aid of a sick koala this afternoon.

Len Hams spotted the koala at the base of a eucalyptus tree at the front of his Kingaroy business.

Mr Hams could see the koala had a tag on its left ear and believed it was blind in its left eye.

He called the RSPCA which sent wildlife hero Neal Ambler to rescue the koala.

While waiting for help, staff gave the koala water and Mr Ambler praised their efforts.

 

Dale Gardiner gives the koala some water.
Dale Gardiner gives the koala some water. Claudia Williams

Mr Ambler said the tag indicated the male koala had been to the RSPCA animal hospital in Brisbane previously.

"He looks like he has got conjunctivitis and that slows them down. I can only presume that," he said.

"It is inflicted by nature, it is passed on through flies and everything in nature.

"I would say he has a good chance of living and being back with us."

Mr Ambler will take the koala, affectionately named Kenny by staff, back to the Brisbane animal hospital this afternoon.

 

RSPCA wildlife hero Neale Ambler was called in to rescue the koala.
RSPCA wildlife hero Neale Ambler was called in to rescue the koala. Claudia Williams
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