Koala found buried in mud at bottom of 3m borehole on Gold Coast worksite

OLIVER the Koala is expected to make a full recovery after being found buried in mud at the bottom of a borehole at a construction site on the Gold Coast.

The adult male koala was found stuck at the bottom of the three-metre hole over the long weekend.

Staff at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital believe Oliver may have been stranded in the hole for up to three days.


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He was rescued by Wildcare rangers and admitted to the Wildlife Hospital, dehydrated and smothered in mud.

He was treated with intravenous fluids, given a good wash and a little TLC and is expected to make a full recovery.

Once fit enough, its expected Oliver will be released into bushland near the development site where he was found.

Oliver is just one of around 80 koalas that have been treated at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital in the last month.

Oliver the Koala is expected to make a full recovery (Source: Currumbin Wildlife Hospital)