Thursday, July 31, 2014

Koala clutch

A koala in Queensland, Australia, had a wild ride last week. He was struck by a car near Maryborough, but clung to the undercarriage until he was noticed in Gympie – a distance of 54.5 mile (88km) down a busy highway at speeds of up to 68mph (110km/h)! "It is absolutely amazing that he has such minor injuries and he survived," says veterinarian Claude Lacasse of the Australia Zoo, where the koala is on pain relievers until he recovers and can be released back into the wild. Almost as lucky as this animal in 2010, his only complaint is that he broke a nail...


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