Thursday, April 2, 2009
Meet Cody, a full-grown male koala and a permanent resident at the Australia Wildlife Hospital. When Cody was a young joey, his mum and he were in an accident and he injured one of his hind legs. It was amputated and he's fine now, but the staff felt it would be too difficult for him to maneuver safely in the trees so he's been at the hospital ever since.
He enjoys getting hugs, but in an effort to keep him as 'wild' as possible, his 'hug time' is restricted to when he's getting a check-up by the staff. Today was his turn for a weight check and assessment so the vet nurse asked me if I wanted to bring him in; and in the process, get a really good hug from Cody! :-) Of course, I said, Yes!
As you can see, I was drenched. It poured today with some flooding on the property and elsewhere. I work under cover for the most part, but the enclosures are open to the elements on the sides. (See pic below.) So, after lunch I completely changed my clothes... that's one advantage to having mobile accommodations.
Posted by Jeff at 4:31 AM