In December 2009 Jimmy and his mother were both hit by a car on the main road into Crescent Head (a small town noted for its excellent surfing some 20 kms east of Kempsey). Jimmy was found by a passing motorist lying unconscious beside his dead mother on the side of the road who took him to a wildlife carer in Crescent Head. He was then transferred to the hospital and taken into care by one of the hospital home carers. Poor Jimmy who weighed in at only 760 grams (he was quite underweight for his size) was suffering from concussion, severe bruising and was in great pain for the first week or so.
Being such a tough little joey, Jimmy responded to the treatment and care he was given and he quickly recovered from his injuries. Within a few weeks he began to gain weight and it was pretty evident he was becoming a very cheeky bold little koala.
In July 2010 he was released into a safe area and appears to have settled well in his new home in the bush.
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