In late summer of 2019 a small male joey was found curled up in the middle of the road and was lucky not to have been hit by a car.
Once admitted to the Koala Hospital, Jan was found to have early stage ocular chlamydial infection, was very underweight, anaemic, had a distended abdomen and was worm infested. He weighed only 1.3kg but should have been closer to 1.8kg.
Jan was treated for his illnesses and was transferred into home care so that he could receive 24-hour treatment. Following a lot of work and treatment, and despite a few setbacks, Jan became healthy enough to be transferred from home care to the Joey yard at the Koala Hospital.
Jan has a delightful nature and our volunteers love caring for him. As he is still not fit to be released into the wild, Jan may be under the care of the Koala Hospital for quite a while yet.