Orla the ringtail possum is slowly recovering in the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital after being hit by a car.
While Orla received nasty head injuries during the accident, her one-month-old joey was thankfully left unscathed.
Head Vet Michael Pyne said if people do come across an injured marsupial, they should stop and have a look inside the pouch. “Often there can be a live little bub inside the pouch because it is so well protected. Rarely do you find that the youngsters have injuries,” he said.
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See Orla and her little bub receiving treatment in the video below:
For more information on the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, visit: cwhf.org.au/