Extremely rare blue and brown eyed koala hit by a car

This unique female koala was hit by a car in Queensland, north of Brisbane. It was taken to Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital on the Sunshine Coast about a month ago. Apart from being extremely lucky avoiding any major injuries she is incredibility unique.

Containing an extremely rare genetic makeup of two different coloured eyes, it’s known as heterochromia, which is the result of relative excess or lack of melanin or pigment.

Veterinarian Dr Sharon Griffiths said the eye colouration will not affect its vision. However its genetic make up is rarely seen in marsupial but rather more commonly seen in mammals species, such as cats and dogs.

The koala nicknamed “Bowie” after David Bowie has also been treated for mild cystitis; an infection of the bladder.

Eventually she will recover and when she does she will be released back into the wild.

 

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Posted in Wildlife News.