Triumph the Koala was born with a missing foot and he has always worn a sock on his stump which has helped conceal the fact that he has a missing foot.
It is good that the triumph koala would be receiving a prosthetic limb soon. This prosthetic limb replacement for the missing foot is a welcoming development.
It is revealed that the triumph koala could be the first koala to receive a prosthetic limb across the globe. It was a veterinary nurse, Marley Christian that rescued the poor koala about three years ago. Since then, Christian has been taking care of the koala.
The poor koala was rescued from a property near Lismore in Northern New South Wales. Christian revealed that the koala had a dying mother then and there was no way he could have survived the harsh conditions he probably would have been exposed to.
He had no foot, so, he would have died because he would go through the pain of climbing effectively. He would have to always run away from becoming a prey and he would also have to run for its life. It was Christian who named him Triumph.
The missing foot was a result of a birth defect which has always caused him pain. If he had not been catered for in the past years, he would not have become a survivor. Christian said that the triumph koala’s stump was dressed in some doll’s socks and booties, too.
It was when Christian put a callout on her social media platform that she needed to get Triumph a prosthetic limb, that was when a US-based company decided to help the koala get a prosthetic limb of first-class instead of wearing booties and socks.
The triumph koala would soon get a standard limb as against what some veterinarians perceived to be impossible. Christian revealed that it has never been done for any koala before.
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