This young abandoned koala was admitted into care with Lismore Friends of the Koala and transferred to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital on 7th November, 2018 weighing around 550 grams. Rose presented to the hospital underweight, anaemic, and with poor kidney function. With good treatment Rose responded, and gained weight. Staff also felt that Rose was developmentally delayed.
Because of her behavioural impairment and ongoing renal issues, Rose was not considered a good candidate for release.
Lismore Rose is now in permanent care here at the Koala Hospital. She will have ongoing monitoring of her health and behaviour and will be given five star care.