Injured Koala Brought Back to Life by CPR

In a series of events that could only occur in Australia, an injured koala’s life was saved last week by quick-thinking firefighters who performed CPR on the animal.

The koala was hit by a car in Langwarrin, in Melbourne’s southeast, and was unconscious when firefighters retrieved it from the tree. But after heart massage, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and oxygen treatment, the koala was stabilized.

“First time I’ve done CPR on a koala,” said Michelle Thomas, the wildlife officer o

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