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An Update on the Lower School's Adopted Koala Anwen

29 April 2020

Norwich Lower School have received an update about Anwen the koala from Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.

The Lower School Council chose the Port Maquarie Koala Hospital as their chosen charity following the devastating bush fires in Australia. Pupils held a cake sale which raised £338.37 which was used to adopt two koalas, Paul and Anwen, who were rescued from the fire. 

The Koala Hospital have shared the news with us that Anwen has been able to be released back into the wild after a successful recovery. The Hospital wrote:

"Anwen is about 4-5 years old, and had badly burnt hands, feet, arms and fur.  For months she sat quietly in a basket in an intensive care unit. When it was decided her wounds had healed enough to no longer need dressing she was moved to an external, rehabilitation yard. Although quiet, she was active, cheeky and enjoyed moving around her enclosure and eating leaf."

She has now been able to to go back to her home range, and staff at the hospital have thanked the Lower School for their efforts.

"We would like to thank you for the wonderful support you gave to Anwen through our Adopt a Wild Koala Programme. Without your support Anwen may not have received the excellent care she was given which allowed her to heal and flourish. Our aim is to rescue, rehabilitate and release koalas back to their home range where possible."