Wildlife rescuers reunite baby koala with mother after days apart


TEA TREE GULLY, Australia (WFLA/CNN) – Wildlife rescuers went through extraordinary lengths to reunited a baby koala and her mother after days apart.

The joey was found freezing and alone at the bottom of a tree.

Rescuers Wayne and Lynette Parsons took her in, bottling feeding her to make sure she didn’t lose weight.

“And had a soft teddy bear tied to the tree, so she could lay on the back to replicate mum,” said Waynes.

Suspecting the mother would return, the couple took turns waiting by the tree.

After three days, the mother came back.

“That’s priceless, that is priceless. Look at you back with mum. Baby was very keen to get back with mum. You could just tell the love was there,” said Lynette.

After two nights together in care, the pair are ready to be released back into the wild.

“It’s something we will never forget and if it happens again we’ll do it again, we’ll try to find mum,” said Lynette.

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