Firefighter Gives CPR—to Koala
Sir Chompsalot looks like he'll make it
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Aug 22, 2014 11:33 AM CDT
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(Newser) – It was a rough night for Sir Chompsalot: The koala was hit by a car, fled up a tree, then fell 30 feet into a blanket. Fortunately, a team of firefighters on the scene in Australia knew what to do. They "actually performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the koala," a fire captain tells Australia's ABC News. "One of the other members was actually pumping the koala's chest to get some movement in the heart and also get some air into the lungs at the same time." How did they know what they were doing? Well, one had previously done CPR on a dog, the captain notes. Sir Chompsalot, as fire officials named him, has been hospitalized and is expected to make it, the New York Daily News reports.

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Aug 22, 2014 6:05 PM CDT
He'd better get checked for Chlamydia now!!!
Aug 22, 2014 2:50 PM CDT
I am currently stationed in Australia until the end of October and I stay on the outskirts of Brisbane and I really do have kangaroos and Koalas in my backyard and on the adjacent properties. They are cool.
Aug 22, 2014 2:07 PM CDT
I tried to do CPR on my dog who died in July. Didn't work and I am still heartbroken. Will be for some time he was my buddy.