Koala Found Clinging To Bottom Of Car For 10 Miles

Koala Found Clinging To Bottom Of Car For 10 Miles
Rachael O Brien
Rachael O Brien

3 days ago

A koala has survived a ten mile road trip in Australia clinging on to the bottom of a car.

The animal, who had recently given birth, crawled into the wheel arch while the vehicle was parked in the hills on the outskirts of Adelaide.

She was rescued by firefighters after the driver heard her crying, but her baby was missing.

Jane Brister from Fauna Rescue says "A member of the public called our 24-hour koala hotline - he had driven from his home in the Adelaide Hills 16 kilometers to a destination close to the city.

"He heard crying or a noise under his car, and when he investigated found the koala up under the front wheel arch".

"The koala was in reasonable condition when we extracted her from the car - unfortunately though I discovered later when we took her to the vet that she would have had a joey and the joey was missing. I was unable to find the joey."