The koala that underwent emergency surgery while her baby clung to her is up and at 'em, much to the delight of fans the world over.
The duo gained fame when images of the little one surfaced showing it clinging to mom while she was treated after a car hit her. The hospital named the koala Lizzy and her baby Phantom. Lizzy sustained head trauma and a collapsed lung, and had to be operated on. During the entire procedure, Phantom clung to her.
As the Daily Mail reports, Lizzy was hit by a car on the Warrego Highway in Coominya, west of Brisbane, Australia, on June 7 and taken in by the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. While six-month-old Phantom was OK, Lizzy suffered a collapsed lung and was rushed into surgery to have it drained.
On its Facebook page, Australia Zoo said Lizzy suffered facial trauma along with her collapsed lung, but has pulled through and is back to snuggling with Phantom.
"Phantom's mum, Lizzy, is recovering well after surgery at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and is now the one doing all the cuddling! Lizzy's condition is improving every day and Phantom is putting on weight which is a great sign for the health of both mother and baby," the post reads. "We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for all the support we have received from all over the world. Every donation helps treat patients just like Phantom and Lizzy, and continue our important work!"