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.
See Orla and her little bub receiving treatment in the video below:
For more information on the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, visit: cwhf.org.au/