Keli the koala was rescued from the Australian bushfires by a hero dog in very poor condition. He weighed about 10 ounces, had a fungal infection and had lost most of his fur.
Keli was taken to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital where he has made an incredible recovery.
The hospital wrote on its Facebook page:
‘Look at Keli today a whopping 1 kg in weight, the fungal infection has gone and all his fur is regrowing. It’s still early days yet, we will get very excited when he makes 2.5 kg,’ the post continued.
‘And it’s time for him to come into the ‘dehumanising trees ‘ in preparation for release back to the wild.
‘Release will not happen until the cooler months, and thankfully there is still some good habitat left in selected locations.’