Old Koala Tries to Climb Tree After 9 Weeks of Recovery and Acupuncture

StoryfulPublished: May 26, 2017
Published: May 26, 2017

An elderly koala named Heather has successfully managed to scale a tree after spending nine weeks in rehabilitation that included acupuncture sessions, as seen in this video upload on on May 7.

Heather first came into the care of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/portstephenskoalas/videos/916068135197286/" target="_blank">rescuers at Port Stephens Koalas Sanctuary</a> in March and was unable to move her legs. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/portstephenskoalas/videos/936569953147104/" target="_blank">In April, she began acupuncture and steroid treatment</a> with a local veterinarian to help her regain muscle mass.

After <a href="tps://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/stories/164206" target="_blank">two months of recovery</a> Heather began climbing again under the watchful eyes of her carers. At first she slipped and almost came crashing down, but managed to recover and make it to the high branches.

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