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39 - THE KOALA HOSPITAL

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Today, only a few thousand remaining koalas live on Koala Coast in the Southeast of Queensland. Throughout Australia, there are between just 40,000 and 100,000 animals.

For several weeks now, koala cub Neil has been living with his foster parents, an elderly married couple, in the seaside resort of Port Macquarie on Australia’s subtropical east coast. The orphaned cub was found without his mother and is about nine months old. He still needs plenty of affection and his daily feedings of milk. Koalas can only care for themselves on their own once they are a year old. Australia’s first koala hospital is also located in Port Macquarie. Whether suffering from burns or infections – since 1973 all injured, sick or abandoned koalas from the region find temporary refuge here. 

Director(s) : ENGELS (Thérèse), IBALD (SVEN)

Producer(s) : ARTE GEIE, MEDIEN KONTOR Movie GMBH, GEOLINO

Production Year : 2015
Language(s) : German, English, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide (except Switzerland, Belgium and Germany).