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Victoria, BC, Canada
Welcome to our roadshow: Amos, Naeva, Ian and Kristina on the go for six months. We're saying goodbye to our real life in Victoria BC, and heading out to see a bit of the world. Australia, Thailand and Europe - by camper, bike, foot and everything in between. Thanks for joining us on our travels!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The koala hospital

Yesterday we visited a koala hospital (it has a name but I can't remember it). It was a rehabilitation centre for sick and/or injured koalas that were found out in the "Aussie Bush" (forest). Apparently it all started with Jean and Steven Star, a couple who loved koalas and wanted to care for them but did not know how to do so. So they started looking for injured koalas and would take them into there own backward and try to nurse them as best as they could.

This one's name is David. He got put into the hospital because of conjunctivitis, a form of chlamydia, a disease making that affects many koalas. He was getting fed a formula to help boost his energy.

This is another photo of David later on in the day.

This koala's name is Ocean Summer. Her mother was in a bushfire and she was in her mothers pouch. Her mother didn't survive but she did and came out with only some mangled claws. As she was only young she went home with an employee who acted like her mother until she was old enough to be on her own. She was not able to be released into the wild because she cannot climb trees without assistance because of her claws.

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