Campbelltown Benny is a young male koala, who was transferred to permanent care at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital in September 2023. It is estimated that he was born in 2019/2020, and was about 4 years-old when he arrived with us.
He was found in South West Sydney in July 2023, very subdued, showing signs of head trauma, most likely following a motor vehicle accident. Luckily, he survived, but he has sustained a permanent loss of vision and is now blind. As a result, he is not releasable, as he would not be able to survive in the wild.
Apart from the permanent trauma caused by the motor vehicle accident, Benny is a very healthy koala. He is still young, and still has a lot of growing to do. His current weight is 6 kg, and chances are that he will reach an adult weight of 8 or 9 kg. He is also very special, because he comes from the Campbelltown population, which is one of the last wild koala populations completely free of Chlamydia.
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